Green Eco Initiative & Day Camp @ The School, Jaya One
It was a fitting end for The School’s My Fin My Life Photography Contest, where students, divers and photographers gathered last week to witness the prize presentation ceremony. I was there at the prize presentation, and it was such a lively affair, with superb photography showcased by the winners. In-conjunction with this event, the Leo Clubs in Selangor were invited too for a day camp at The School.
|My Fin, My Life Photography Contest Prize Presentation @ The School, Jaya One|
School’s My Fin My Life Photography Contest
There were approximately 40 entries to The School's My Fin My Life Photography Contest. The winning entry, together with other consolation prize entries were displayed with a really interesting "shark" made from recycled bottle cans. Check it out below.
|Winning entries, and the display shark|
|Check out the Life Size Hammerhead Shark Sculpture by Louise Low|
When you're at The School, Jaya One, remember to check out the Life Size Hammerhead Shark Sculpture by Louise Low made from recycled plastic bottles, aluminium bottle cans and various items.
Miss Jessie Chew from WWF Malaysia was at the event. She said, "Its important that we have more and more partners in supporting our conservation initiatives. We aim to educate and create more awareness for the younger generation in hopes to take out the Shark Fins dish in the menus of restaurants national wide.
|Winning entry went to Patrick Ong|
|My Fin, My Life Photography Contest Winner|
The winning entry went to Patrick Ong. Patrick’s captions were “When the buying stops, the killing stops”. Patrick also walked away with a Nikon Keymission 360 as the grand prize! The camera model isn't even in the Malaysia market yet. Sweet! 5 other consolation prizes are as follow:
- Chan Hoi Yee
- Nicole Ng
- Felix Goh
- Ahmad Fathullah Bin Marzuki
- Adam Hew
|Students and Leo Club members at the event|
Miss Jessica Yeoh of Tetap Tiara (M) Sdn Bhd (The School) said, “My Fin My Life is an initiative by WWF-Malaysia to reverse the present scenario of high shark fin consumption in Malaysia by engaging the public and businesses to unanimously pledge not to consume shark fin soup and products. In line with the WWF-Malaysia goals, the School by Jaya One embarked on a creative journey to instill the idea of shark conservation via the love of photography.
Day Camp @ The School, Jaya One
|Students from Leo Clubs in Selangor were invited for a day camp at The School|
In-conjunction with this event, the Leo Clubs in Selangor were invited for a day camp at The School. They had the opportunity to take part in creating a shark model from recycled and used materials. Eco schools were also present to perform and conduct an eco-drumming workshop too! The students from various schools and colleges also went around the mall to encourage the public to pledge to the My Fin My Life initiative to stop eating shark fins!
|Eco-drumming workshop and performance by Eco Schools.|
Apart from that, they also visited the recycling center at the mall to learn the innovative way of automated recycling process. To be a shark hero and pledge to support this cause, log on to: www.myfinmylife.com today!