Budding interest in growing

mets sg 2406 jbkplant190615 pg2 sheila 2SP Setia Bhd Group general manager Stanley Saw Kim Suan (squatting fourth from left), Tenby International Schools Setia Eco Gardens campus principal Giles Montier (squatting third from left, in blue shirt) together with the Setia team and the children scooping soil into the pots for the seeds.

GELANG PATAH: Some 200 children got their hands dirty while learning the art of seed planting for World Environment Day 2015.

Themed Planting Positivity, SP Setia Bhd Group took the opportunity to educate children on the importance of environment conservation and ways the younger generation can play a role to adopt simple lifestyle practices.

The fun workshop, tailored for children, kicked off with an engaging session by EcoKnights vice president Amlir Ayat before the tomato seed planting activity at the Tenby International school here.

Seven-year-old Felicia Lee said that she had a fun-filled time learning about biodiversity and how it affected mankind.

“I learned that we had to love the environment for a better future,” she told StarMetrowhen met at the school here on June 19.

Another pupil N. Thevendra, six, said scooping soil into a flowerpot during the seed planting session was the most exciting part of the learning process.

It was so fun to scoop up dirt into a pot before adding in seeds and watering it, he added.

mets sg 2406 jbkplant190615 pg2 sheila 3Younger pupils also participated in the planting activity.

Smiling ear-to-ear as she held up the pot, Sophia May Bell, seven, said that she looked forward to see the plant grow and share the seed planting knowledge with her family.

I cannot wait to go home and share the experience with my parents, she said adding that she loved learning about tigers and elephants during the workshop.

Meanwhile, SP Setia Bhd Group acting president and chief operating officer Datuk Khor Chap Jen said that the students’ enthusiasm showed by way of asking questions and attempting to gain knowledge on nature.

“It is very heartening to see the genuine interest of these young minds in learning about the environment. It proves that Setia’s effort in trying to educate the future generation on the importance of persevering mother earth is showing positive results, he added.

Khor also said that members of the public were welcomed to obtain free seed pledge packs at any SP Setia Welcome Centre or sales galleries nationwide.

Everyone should make a simple pledge, starting with changing his or her daily habits, as it contributes to carbon footprint reduction, he added.


Source: http://www.thestar.com.my/Metro/Community/2015/06/24/Budding-interest-in-growing-200-children-plant-tomatoes-and-attend-workshop-to-learn-the-importance/

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