Health and Environmental Society

Health and Environmental Society

The Vision of the Health and Environmental Society of Bishop's College is to maintain the healthy and Eco friendly environment in the school premises and out side whole the mission is conducting  projects like gardening, cleanups, organizing medical checkups and other projects to achieve our ultimate vision and to inspire everyone to be more passionate and dedicated towards the environment that we live in.

The Health and Environmental Society was originated after 1998 and initiated club activities.

Office bearers for the year 2021:

President: Yatukshii Pratheepan

Secretary: Mariam Imtiaz

Treasurer: Rizna Hamid

Teachers in-charge:

 Ms. Theepatharshini Fernando

 Ms. Sumudu Hewawickrama 

 Ms. Sulakshana Ariyarathne

Why the society was formed:

The health and environmental society of Bishop's College was primarily formed with the objective of widening the knowledge of Bishopians on current environmental issues and inculcating the importance of preserving mother nature thereby safeguarding it for our future generation.

 PAST PROJECTS

  • In 2019 a planting project was carried out by the society in  the small area near the school refectory. The society members contributed towards this project by bringing plants, soil, compost and many other needed materials . And also stayed after school to do the planting. Maintaining the garden is also done by the society like watering the plants.
  • A visit to an Elder's home in Moratuwa and donated a few needful items. Few plants were also planted in their garden.
  • The project with the title ‘Keep BC Clean’ has been organized every year in order to maintain the cleanliness of the school.
  • A Plant Sale was organized by the society in the school to promote the planting of trees among the school students.
  • The society strived to maintain the cleanliness of the school grounds which is used for several activities including the annual inter house sports meet.
  • Field trips have been organized by the society every other year in order to experience the nature friendly environment.
  • Took part in the 'Plant Trees, Plant Life' program Organized by Diocese of Colombo At Urumiwella estate, Bulathkohupitiya, Kegalle in 2019
  • The Health and Environmental Society along with the Red Cross Society were assigned to mark and paint the arrow marks which are used as  evacuation points in the emergency situation.
  • An online project titled ‘Be Creative’ was held in which students had to create DIYs using waste materials.

Upcoming Projects for the years 2021/22

1.An Environmental based competition for junior grades based on the Theme, Appreciation of Mother Nature.(primarily grades 6 to 8)This comprises an essay, poetry and art competition where submissions can be done in any language.

2.Planting project.

 We are hoping to implement a planting project ( Planting Tumbergia plants) planned last year.

3.The recycling project for the prize giving.

The annual recycling project is carried out every year by the club where students are asked to use recycled material to make creative items. All creative items would be judged and the winner would be awarded a memorial prize at the annual school prize giving.

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