The Info.Media Club from Henderson Secondary School would like to express their deepest and heartiest thanks to Leong Kwok PengFaizah JamalCatherine Lim and Alan OwYong for their tremendous help in their submission of the 5 minute documentary on Social Responsibility of Forgotten Places. The video focused on why we need to conserve public spaces like cemeteries in the fast paced lifestyle of Singaporeans.The team is humbled by the generosity of everyone in helping out.

Due to their assistance, the team obtained the Platinum Award for the School’s Digital Media Award, one of the highly acclaimed competition held by MOE and judged by a team of professionals from the media industry. Only 3 out of the 500 over submissions obtained the platinum award.

Watch the video here.

In their own words:

Social Responsibility of ‘Forgotten Places

This documentary aims to educate the public on the importance of cemeteries and graveyards. It showcases the reasons why it is our social responsibility to ensure that these places are conserved.

 

tree-lined path (Photo: Claire Leow)

 

 

Student guide Zaiton speaks to participants at the tomb of Lee Kim Soo (Photo: Peter Pak)

 

An independent website, SchoolAsia.Org (http://schoolasia.org ), has featured three case studies on Bukit Brown.

The lessons are now here - Conservation Vs DevelopmentShifting the Paradigm, and a lesson plan on intercultural dialogue, based on the Bukit Brown case study.

The editor, Lisa Li, tells us some schools have taken up these lesson plans for use in class.

“We hope the new site is easier to navigate, with additional features such as a Calendar of Events (educational), Google Translate, more country tags and more regular content (contributed by editors, individuals, NGOs and other organizations),” she writes.

She asks for contributions to this site by:

1) Sharing your educational materials (lesson plans, opinion pieces) for publishing on SchoolAsia.Org.

2) Keeping us updated with any Asia-based educational events you know of, so that we can feature it on our Calendar (we’ve included 3 events by Peranakan Museum as an example). We’ll try to keep track of what’s going on on our own, but it is best to email admin@schoolasia.org.

Please note there are some basic Terms of Use for contributors & users to protect copyright etc.

About SchoolAsia.org:

The website: http://schoolasia.org is a free-access, crowd-sourced, carefully-curated storehouse of lesson plans, stories, discussions & ideas focused on improving education in Singapore. Lesson plan topics revolve around current affairs, humanities and the arts.

The unique feature of this website is that it crowd-sources good quality lesson plans with a local context that teachers can use straightaway in their classes. With this website, we hope to tap on the energy and resources of passionate individuals and organisations to support teachers.

Our aim is also to make it easier for academics, NGOs & other organisations to connect directly to the classroom through lesson plans for teachers. We believe such specialised knowledge would definitely enrich lessons in schools.


This is in line with a key objective of all things Bukit Brown, which was conceived as an educational tool for students and teachers to self-guide. Our blog was born out of the twin desire to record history and, in a nod to our pioneers, contribute to education by sharing what we learn and find. We urge teachers and students to look into these case studies provided by SchoolAsia.org.

Lai Chee Kien teaches student guides about tomb architecture (Photo: Chew Keng Kiat)


Learning while enjoying nature at Bukit Brown

 

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