SINGAPORE - A new programme aimed at educating pre-school children about keeping the environment clean has been launched by National Environment Agency (NEA) and South East Community Development Council.
The Young Eco Heroes @ South East Programme was launched in partnership with Cedar Girls' Secondary School, and two storybooks written by students from the school have also been produced to accompany it.
The aim of the books is to teach pre-school children the importance of binning litter properly and keeping the environment clean, NEA said in a statement on Saturday.
Under the Young Eco Heroes @ South East Programme, pre-school children will receive complimentary sets of responsibility-themed storybooks through pre-school centres in the South East District.
The children will be encouraged to bring the storybooks home to read with their parents, so that they may influence their parents to also help keep the environment clean.
In addition, a teacher's tool kit, comprising larger-sized storybooks and easy-to-conduct lesson plans, will be used by teachers.
The two storybooks, titled 'Stubborn Stacy' and 'Responsible Roy', were authored by a team of students from Cedar Girls' Secondary School - Alyssa Goh, Natasha Khoo, Jamie Lim and Dorothy Teo.
The four Cedar Girls' Secondary School students also plan to visit pre-schools to conduct storytelling sessions.
Copies of the books will be available for loan at all public libraries.
A two-day South East Clean & Green SG50 is being held at OneKM Mall until Sunday.