From Classrooms to Coastlines: NIM students Making Waves in Beach Cleanup
What a meaningful morning we had today! The sky was gloomy and despite the rain, that didn’t stop our spirits of “From Classrooms to Coastlines: NIM students Making Waves in Beach Cleanup” mentality, our students participated in the Blue Ripple community service hosted by PAssion Wave @ East Coast, as part of Project Blue WaVe.
Arriving early in the morning at East Coast Park, our students first went through a briefing to understand the safety measures and purpose of the activity, they then proceeded to gear up and started right after the downpour. Despite being in raincoats in the humid weather, it was all smiles on their faces as they did their part in the clean-up!
One of the key takeaways they have gotten through this activity is the importance of marine life and nature conservation! Just by reducing the act of littering and use of plastic, we reduce the effects of waste pollution in our beach, and from a wider perspective, we are doing a little part for our nature! Did you know that plastic entering the ocean can triple by 2040 if it is left unchecked as shared by a research article?
Hear why our teacher chose this project:
Choosing Blue Ripple organized by PAssion Wave @ East Coast is a meaningful activity that will help our students appreciate the direction of the government policies and initiatives of protecting marine life. Project Blue WaVe also helps to bring out the innate character of students in ownership, social responsibility, organization and camaraderie, which is in line with NIM values on delivering student centric experiences and championing community services.
Special thanks to our lecturers Mr Johnson Teo (School of Business and Logistic), Ms Thong Sue-Yen (School of Engineering) and Mr Alex Tan Teck Heng (School of Business and Logistic) for making this happen! This activity was only made possible by the organiser, PAssion Wave @ East Coast!