SPH Foundation presents Shop For Your School

St Anthony’s Primary School pupils celebrating their win on April 10, 2012. For their innovative and considerate ideas, the class topped Little Red Dot's Shop For Your School contest, winning $5,000 worth of CapitaLand shopping mall vouchers.

SINGAPORE - Singapore Press Holdings Foundation (SPH Foundation) is the proud sponsor of Shop For Your School, a campaign that rewards best proposals by students to make a difference to their school, peers or community. The campaign is organised by Little Red Dot, a student publication by The Straits Times.

The school with the best idea will win a cash prize of $5,000 to turn their proposal into reality. The second and third placed school will win $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.

To participate, primary school students are required to come up with a plan on how to improve their school or community, and create a wish list of how the prize money will be spent. Entry forms for the competition will be available in Little Red Dot issues from February 18 to March 18. Schools can submit multiple entries either by post or by email. All entries are to reach the Editor of Little Red Dot before March 30.

Ms Ginney Lim, General Manager of SPH Foundation, said: "Shop for Your School is an effective platform to reach out to the young. It engages the students to help the community, which is an important part of moral education. The project also fulfills SPH Foundation's two areas of focus - education and charity/community giving. We look forward to the creative ideas that the students will come up with."

Ms Serene Goh, Editor of Little Red Dot and IN, said: "The best ideas are the ones in which young people show a real awareness of issues surrounding their school. Care about your community is a large part of this competition."