Congratulations to the new year 6 class at SDN 15 Dangin Puri and their teacher Pak Komang Hindu! On Saturday, the 27th of August, 34 students received their Bottle for Botol bottles. By bringing their bottle to school each day these students will prevent more than 180 plastic cups or bottles from entering the waste stream every week!
On Saturday the 20th of August we visited the SISPALA DUTA BHUANA (student ambassadors for the Earth) students at SMAN 2 Kuta. They have recently completed the eight Bottle for Botol lessons. The SISPALA students led the BfB classes at this school, supported by their teacher, Pak Nyoman Sutarma. We are very happy to be able to give out the first bottles to the SISPALA students at SMAN 2 Kuta and the water stand so they can refill their bottles at school. Thank you for inspiring us with your enthusiasm for environmental education!
Congratulations to the 55 year 11 and 12 students who have just completed the Bottle for Botol program at SMA Negeri 2 Kuta (Kuta's second senior high school)! At this school our program was run with the environment club students, known as SISPALA DUTA BHUANA (student ambassadors for the Earth). BfB provided each student with an education book, as well as powerpoint presentations with videos and music for each lesson. Between October 2015 and August 2016 the students took part in eight BfB lessons. These lessons were largely student led, with the support of their teacher, Pak Nyoman Sutarma. Students studied the lessons on Saturday afternoons.
The SISPALA team at this school is very active, they also grow mangrove seedlings and plant them at the local wetlands, have search and rescue classes, orienteering and mountain climbing. The students also clean-up rubbish while mountain climbing and planting mangroves.
We are very happy to learn that in August 2016 the number of SISPALA DUTA BHUANA students has grown. More than 80 year 10 students have just joined the SISPALA DUTA BHUANA team and area ready to begin the BfB program this semester! Great work by the year 11 and 12 students, who have inspired the new year 10s to join in these activities!
Written by Catherine Elliott, Dode Gargitha and Alice Sainsbury.