Recently, a group of English Schools Foundation 英基學校協會 ESF Sha Tin College students organised ‘Ocean Week’ at their school consisting of 4 days of school activities with the aim of educating students and raising awareness about ocean and shark 🦈 conservation.
‘As climate change intensifies, the ocean will experience more and more adverse effects,’ commented student head Kadence Wong, ‘and through Andrea Richey from Hong Kong Shark Foundation 香港護鯊會’s talk, the treasure hunt, the documentary screening, and the Giant Jenga, we hope to engage and educate students about environmental issues in a hands-on, educational way.’
The students’ last awareness raising activity was a Giant Jenga, which consisted of a set of recycled paper boxes and cute drawings by their team on the sides. With multiple boxes stacked on each other, each depicting a different organism, the Giant Jenga is a metaphor for the fragile ocean ecosystem, where if you take one organism away, all the food chains will collapse.
The students of Sha Tin College had great fun playing the game, taking turns to challenge each other in a friendly competition. Ultimately, students from the Phoenix house won, recieving house points and colouring posters kindly donated by Lion Rock Press as prizes. Well done to all the students for a great effort and result and special thanks to teacher Mike Chiu for having the insight and compassion to want to educate these students about the importance of our ocean 🌊 and sharks 🦈 to the planet. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻