Project Buddy Clean
In collaboration with National Environment Agency (NEA), AGPS carried out the Project Buddy Clean programme again this year. This is a school cleaning programme that aims to foster a greater sense of shared responsibility for the school's cleanliness and respect for the school cleaners. This annual project is carried out for the Primary 2 and 4 pupils, with the primary 4 pupils taking the lead to learn, empathise and lead the program.
Foremost, the pupils attended a NEA Buddy Clean Workshop on 9 February. The pupils learnt the challenges of keeping the school clean and effective cleaning procedures, thus developing a deeper sense of ownership of the school’s cleanliness. Pupils discussed the role of cleaners and develop empathy and respect for them. They also undergo activities to learn how to communicate effectively, listen actively and work together as a team to keep the school clean.In the second part of the programme, the Primary 4 pupils shared in the capacity of senior pupils to their Primary 2 juniors the importance of school cleanliness and mentored them on effective cleaning procedures as they work together to clean the school. Seniors had the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and social-emotional competencies as they interacted with the juniors. A total of 5 cleaning sessions was carried out over the semester.