THE number of primary and secondary schools on mainland participating in the Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) Green School competition has been increasing steadily in the last 10 years.
A total of 118 primary schools and 48 secondary schools have joined in the event this year, bringing it to a total of 166.
MBSP secretary Rosnani Mahmod said the event, which was launched on March 7 this year, was aimed at promoting green activities in schools.
She said the Continental Automotive Components Malaysia Sdn Bhd in Perai remained as a main sponsor for the event.
“Assessment on the schools involved in the competition has started from Aug 19 till Sept 13.
“The criteria that were looked into were native resource efficiency, innovation and creativity, cleanliness and community involvement.
“For next year, assessment will be conducted based on recycling activities and activities organised by the council.
“Environmental surroundings are important,”she said in her speech during the MBSP’s Green School Award ceremony at MBSP headquarters in Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam, on Nov 14.
At MBSP headquarters, SMK Berapit emerged the winner in the secondary school category and bagged a RM2,000 prize while SMK Convent Butterworth and SMK Guar Perahu came second and third respectively.
SMK Convent Butterworth received RM1,600 while SMK Guar Perahu garnered RM1,000.
For primary school, SK Kebun Sireh came out tops, followed by followed by SJK (C) Mak Mandin and SJK (C) Lee Chee, Tasek Gelugor. The top three teams received RM2,000, RM1,600 and RM1,200 respectively.
Story by Edmund Lee
Pix by Ahmad Adil Muhamad