To: The Principal
The Environment Club of Sekolah Menengah Taman Bahagia organized a month-long
recycling campaign. The campaign began on 15 March 2014 and ended on 15 April
2014. All the students of the school were encouraged to participate in this
campaign. The purpose was to instil
environmental awareness among the students through recycling.
Several weeks earlier, members of the club prepared for the month-long campaign.
Three sets of clearly-labeled colored recycling bins were placed in different
parts of the school compound. The club also got permission to use an empty
storeroom for the newspapers collected. They arranged for a lorry to come twice
a week to pick up the recyclables. A small group of committee members made a
huge banner for the campaign. Others prepared charts which were put up on notice
boards around the school to inform students about the campaign.
To kick off the campaign, Aziz Ahmad, president of the Environment Club, gave a
speech on Monday, 11 March, during the morning assembly. He encouraged students
to participate in the campaign by sorting out their recyclables at home and
bring them for recycling. He also highlighted the newspaper collection
competition. He said he hoped it would encourage students to bring along as many
old newspapers as possible. The class that collected the most newspapers would
be awarded a prize.
Needless to say, the response to the campaign was
overwhelming. Although the students of
Sekolah Menengah Taman Bahagia were the target group for the campaign, parents
and teachers also participated actively in the campaign. Throughout the campaign
period, they enthusiastically brought along bundles of newspapers, old books and
magazines, plastic containers and aluminium cans. Club members busily
sorted out all collected material. By the
middle of each week the bins for recyclables were overflowing.
campaign ended with a brief closing ceremony. The champion class for the
newspaper collection was Form 2 Daisy. They received a huge hamper during the
closing ceremony. The Club advisor, Mr Vincent, thanked the students for their
active participation and positive attitude. Most students agreed that the
campaign had shown them how to make recycling a way of life. We look forward to
another such campaign next year.