MBS goes for tecoma trees to transform its compound

A GREEN frenzy has taken over Methodist Boys School (MBS) in Penang with the planting of six tecoma trees at its school compound.

Its organising chairman Wong Chiew Lee said the trees were contributed by state Health, Welfare, Environment and Caring Society Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh in support of the school’s eco-green programme.

“The planting of tecoma trees, which is more popularly known as Malaysia’s sakura, is part of our efforts to transform our school into a greenery-based school. Since the programme was launched in March, we have conducted numerous projects that include running an organic farm,” she said.

Wong said supportive students took the efforts to collect food waste from the school canteen and convert it into organic fertiliser using the composting machine.

“Apart from the organic fertiliser, the farm relies on the water from the river that runs through our school compound,” said Wong during a blood donation drive in the school on Saturday.

More than 200 blood donors including the students and the public turned up at the event.

The eco-green project and blood donation drive were jointly organised by MBS’ editorial team, fencing and interact club.

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