Community in Nature Schools Awards
The Community in Nature (CIN) initiative was launched in September 2011 to connect and engage communities in conserving Singapore’s natural heritage. Recognising that educational institutions are important community stakeholders in biodiversity conservation, CIN started reaching out to schools in 2014. Since then, the programmes have diversified to meet the needs of various educational levels, from pre-schools to junior colleges. The CIN schools outreach efforts have now come to maturity, where many of the participating institutions have become increasingly competent in the area of biodiversity conservation.
The Community in Nature (CIN) Schools Award is a new recognition scheme to acknowledge, appreciate and celebrate the works of our schools, as well as to motivate educators and students to contribute to local biodiversity conservation efforts. It aims to:
- Recognise proactive partners from various educational institutions that have participated in the different CIN programmes since year 2014.
- Encourage stakeholders from the education sector to take on a more active role to conserve our biodiversity.
- Provide a networking platform for schools to share and exchange biodiversity-related knowledge and experiences.
CIN Schools Awards 2020
The nomination period for this inaugural award was from December 2019 to April 2020. A total of 44 submissions were received, ranging from habitat enhancement, bringing nature into the school curriculum, to nurturing future leaders through involvement in various biodiversity conservation efforts. 25 nominations were awarded.
Check out the list of winners and their achievements here:
CIN Schools Awards 2020 Winners
Below is the list of winners under each category. You may click on the school’s name to view their poster.
Students planting native ferns in their school's Eco Garden
Photo credit: West Wood Primary School
Students observing flora and fauna in their neighbourhood
Photo credit: PCF Sparkletots
School of the Year
Mr Jacob Tan conducting a lesson in our nature reserve
Photo credit: Commonwealth Secondary School
Mr Tan Chong Han coaching students during a nature walk in the school garden
Photo credit: Bukit View Secondary School
Teacher of the Year
A group of students leading the public on a nature walk at Rail Corridor
Photo credit: Hwa Chong Institution
Students performing on stage during Festival of Biodiversity 2019
Photo credit: NParks
Student of the Year
|Secondary Schools / Junior Colleges
Hwa Chong Institution
- Quek Chui Ching
- Wang Yi En
- Tan Teong Seng
- Chang Yu Xin
- Dawn Lee Yi Xin
For more information on the achievements, please download the CIN Schools Award 2020 booklet below.