Enrichment Programme Previews

WEP Previews ’22: Ecological Literacy Programme (Eco-Lit)

Reading Time: 3 minutes

By the Ecolitters

‘Look closer, look longer, look harder’. 

Since the first session, this tagline has been brought up repeatedly by our teacher mentors, Mr Tan Sijie and Mrs Aileen See. Encapsulating the main essence of the Ecological Literacy Programme, also fondly referred to as ‘Eco-Lit’, this tagline encourages our members to observe the world around them, and to notice and experience the beauty of the world’s flora and fauna. 

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WEP Previews ’22: Raffles Water and Environment Sustainability Programme

Reading Time: 3 minutes

By Yeong Yi Heng (22S03J)

When you see the words “Water” and “Environment”, what do you think of? Lush greens and pristine river waters, or do you picture polluted oceans and disposal sites cluttered with waste? Raffles Water and Environment Sustainability Programme, or RWESP for short is not any run-of-the-mill environmental awareness club. Instead, it has a heavy focus on research for the betterment of water quality and the environment as a whole. Through RWESP, students are given the opportunity to learn, innovate and solve issues that have an impact on society whether in the heartlands or on the other side of the globe. 

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WEP Previews ’22: Raffles Reflects

Reading Time: 3 minutes

By Er Kay Lynn (22A13A)

Be prepared for some mental gymnastics every week.

What does it mean to reflect? For the enthusiastic science student, it’s what a wave does when it hits a surface. For the insightful one, it’s sitting in silence to meditate on life. For those of us in the Raffles Reflects classroom, it’s what we’re supposedly doing with our 2 hours every Wednesday afternoon. In reality, the average Reflects student spends them confused, grilled by our teacher (Mr Caleb Liu), and sifting through philosophical writings. 

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Monday Enrichment Programme Preview ’19: Global Studies Programme (GSP)

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Loh Su Jean (19A01A), Moh Jin Yin (19A01A), Phang Yeu Yeou (19A01A), Eugene Chua (19A01B), and Li Ze Hua (19S05B)

“A man can do all things if he has but wills them.” — Leon Battista Alberti (Italian author)

600 years ago, this quote from one of the most accomplished Renaissance figures inspired one of the core aims of the Global Studies Programme (GSP) today: to develop students into modern “Renaissance men and women” capable of accomplishing anything they apply themselves to.

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