Re-Act Troopers Recycling Camp 9th to 10th November 2011

The camp conducted on the 9&10 November at the Parit Falls Forest Reserve was a success with the participation of 14 primary schools all from Cameron Highlands. Each school sent 4 students and 1 teacher for the 2 day camp, with their high spirits we were able to have a fun filled and lively camp.

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Seated L-R : En Shafie ( PPD representative), Dr.Liau Tai Leong (Vice President REACH), Ramakrishnan Ramasamy (President REACH), Mr Ng (CIMB representative)

Standing : RE-ACT Troopers Cameron Highlands (representatives from schools)

Nature Walk

Ms Carrol and Cikgu Tamilarasan took the participants on an interesting walk through the jungle introducing them to concepts such as decomposition, epifitic plants, living fossils, indigenous species, water shed and much more.The participants enjoyed the nature walk and were taught how to take notes and make quick illustrations of what they observed. The first group was fortunate to spot the Silver-eared Mesia, Mountain Bulbul and heard the Fire-tufted Barbet. The participants were given a quick tutorial on how to ilustrate birds that they observe in the wild and this was later translated into beautiful works of art.

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The Scavenger Hunt

was coordinated by Sasha, who made the participants run around to gather the items required using their general knowledge about the enviroment.

The session on Recycling of Paper was facilitated by Samual, Shu (Arsenal), Shu (ManU) and Shen with the help of Aunty Belle. The participants had a chance to get their hands dirty in making the paper mulch and seiving it through the flour seive to make a fine layer of paper.

 

Day 2 ReUse – Kite Making and Arts and Crafts

Day 2 activities was a fun filled session of making Kites and decorative houshold items. The session was conducted with the help of the facilitators from the Japan CLC Mr&Mrs Takahasi San, Mr&Mrs Kobayashi, Mr&Mrs Hata at the invitation of Dr.Liau. They had painstakingly prepared all the material needed and explained to the participants how to turn hand towel rolls, tissue boxes and wrapping paper into beautiful and practical reusable items.

014Mr & Mrs Kobayashi (had painstakingly prepared all the items needed for the Kite making)

011Mr & Mrs Takahasi (showing the participants how to make pencil holders, paper boxes, drawer sorters etc)

The results of the winners of the school with the highest collection was announced and the schools were presented with Cash and KFC Cash vouchers ranging from RM100-RM300. All the 17 schools who participated received a minimal token of RM100 for the setting up of the school recycling center and purchase of garbage bags, Additionally SJK(T) Ringlet was presented with a RM200 cheque for their initiave of spearheading Recycling activities at school and community level.