Health & Environment Club

The Health and Environmental Society of Bishop’s College is committed to maintaining a healthy and eco-friendly environment both within and outside the school premises. Our mission is to conduct various projects such as gardening, cleanups, organizing medical checkups, and other initiatives to achieve our vision. We strive to inspire everyone to be passionate and dedicated towards the environment in which we live.

The primary objective behind the formation of the Health and Environmental Society is to enhance the knowledge of Bishopians about current environmental issues and instill the importance of preserving Mother Nature for our future generations.

HISTORY

Since its establishment in 1998, the Health and Environmental Society has been actively involved in club activities, thanks to the guidance and support of our dedicated teachers and office bearers.

PAST PROJECTS

  • Planting Project:

In 2019, we undertook a planting project near the school refectory. Society members actively contributed by bringing plants, soil, compost, and other necessary materials. We dedicated our time after school to carry out the planting, and we continue to maintain the garden by regularly watering the plants.

  • Elder’s Home Visit:

We visited an Elder’s Home in Moratuwa, where we not only donated essential items but also planted a few plants in their garden, enriching their surroundings.

  • “Keep BC Clean” Project:

Every year, we organize the “Keep BC Clean” project to ensure the cleanliness of our school. This initiative aims to instill a sense of responsibility for cleanliness among the students.

  • Plant Sale:

We organized a Plant Sale within the school premises to promote tree planting among our students, encouraging them to contribute to a greener environment.

  • Grounds Maintenance:

We actively strive to maintain the cleanliness of the school grounds, which are utilized for various activities, including the annual inter-house sports meet.

  • Field Trips:

The society organizes nature-friendly field trips every other year, providing students with the opportunity to experience and appreciate the beauty of our environment.

  • Participation in the ‘Plant Trees, Plant Life’ Program:

In 2019, we actively participated in the ‘Plant Trees, Plant Life’ program organized by the Diocese of Colombo at Urumiwella Estate, Bulathkohupitiya, Kegalle.

  • Evacuation Points:

The Health and Environmental Society, in collaboration with the Red Cross Society, played a crucial role in marking the school premises with painted arrows, serving as evacuation points in case of emergencies.

  • “Be Creative” Online Project:

We organized an online project titled ‘Be Creative,’ where students showcased their creativity by creating DIYs using waste materials, promoting the concept of recycling and upcycling.

  • Best Environmental Project’21:

In 2021, we organized a fashion show where students of Bishop’s College designed fashionable attire using recycled materials. Students from grades 6 to 11 participated enthusiastically, delivering speeches related to the theme of “Ecosystem Restoration.”

Recent Projects

  • Caladium ’22:

A joint initiative with the Interact Club of Bishop’s College, where we established and maintained an herbal garden within the school premises. We collected over a hundred herbal plants donated by our own students, aiming to raise awareness about the importance of medicinal plants in a time when western medicine has taken a predominant role.

  • Best Environmental Project’22:

The Best Environmental Project is an annual project conducted by the Health and Environment Society. The competition took place in the college main hall on the 13th of June 2023. Students were requested to make hydroponic systems, which is a beneficial farming method specially in densely populated urban areas.

  • Plant donation program by the Leo Club of Royal College:

The Leo Club of Royal College organized a remarkable plant donation project, and we had the privilege of attending this program. This project aimed to promote environmental sustainability and enhance green spaces within the community.

  • General Assembly:

The Health and Environmental Society organized both Senior and Junior General Assemblies in the month of June to commemorate World Environment Day. Under the theme of “Solutions to Plastic Pollution,” these assemblies aimed to raise awareness about the pressing issue of plastic pollution and explore effective solutions to combat it.

UPCOMING PROJECTS

Best Environmental Project’23, Conserve’23, Class Beautification Project’23

Teachers In Charge and Office Bearers
President

Janithri Molagoda

Secretary

Jameela Jabir

Treasurer

Deenah Sangani

Teacher’s In Charge

Ms. Theepa Fernando
Ms. Sulakshana Ariyaratne
Ms. Meenu Pieris
Ms. Sumudu Hewawickrema