Green fingers win pupils green award by @gracechua

More than 80 Stamford Primary School pupils each spent several weeks last year caring for an endangered indigenous plant obtained from local nurseries. Most were the iridescent, branching peacock ferns or the tongue-like Wallich's Schismatoglottis , which are listed as vulnerable here (having fewer than 1,000 mature plants in the wild). And though many of their delicate charges did not survive a spell of foul weather, the pupils emerged more aware of conservation and more knowledgeable about the environment. Their project, [email protected], was tops in the primary-school category of last year's Sembawang Shipyard Green Wave Environmental Competition. Twelve student project leaders from the primary school in Jalan Besar received awards at a ceremony yesterday. In all, 49 winning teams from primary, secondary, junior college/ITE and tertiary categories were given prizes at the ce...

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