Green Week and Eco-Friday ‘Walk to School’
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Next week Nov 19th – 23rd is “Green Week” at Sha Tin College. Our student environmental leaders have organised a range of activities challenging us all to reduce our environmental foot-print. As part of this week we are working with SJS on Eco-Friday for a ‘Walk to School/No Cars to School’ event.
Both schools are working hard to reduce congestion and pollution on the road leading up to the campus. Students are asked to use public transport, the free shuttle buses, or walk to school on Nov 23rd. In support of our students’ leadership we want all students on that day arriving to school via the options above. No cars!
Walk to School: A group of teachers will be walking with the students using the paths through Sui Wo Court up to the school. The group will leave from the meeting point at the Bus Terminus at Fo Tan MTR (down the stairs to Au Pui Wan Street) at 7.00am and arrive at school by 7.45am. If there are inclement weather conditions, the walk will be cancelled, and students can take the free shuttle bus to school. On Thursday Nov 22nd we suggest students leave their Friday books in their lockers. Students should bring the minimum amount of items in their school bags for the walk. Students should also bring a drink, a cap and some mosquito repellent. The student permission slip is below and should be returned to reception.
Shuttle Buses: To support us with this event ESF are sponsoring additional FREE shuttle buses. Please see more detailed information attached. FREE tickets should be collected in advance from the ICT & Resources Centre on the ground floor.
- Fo Tan MTR: 7.10am – 8.05 am & 3.25pm – 3.50pm
- University MTR: 7.30am & 7.40am & 3.30pm
- Wu Kai Sha MTR: 7.30am & 7.40am & 3.30pm
- City One MTR: 7.30am & 7.40am & 3.30pm
All buses will display the destination. A member of STC staff will be present at Fo Tan MTR Exit B from 7am – 8am to assist students who wish to take the shuttle bus.
Thank you as always for your support of our student leaders in working so hard to change our practices and to raise our awareness of what we can do to prioritise environmental practices towards a more sustainable future.