A huge well done to Kiki Ko (11N2), Jasmine Lee (10M1), Lauren Tang (10M2), Serene Tseng (10S1) and Cameron Kyme (12C1) who recently won the first-ever Project R.E.E.F Pitching Competition. The 2-day event encouraged talented youths in Hong Kong to learn, ideate, and take action on the often overlooked issue of oyster reef conservation. Please click on the link to learn more about the group’s impressive winning proposal.
“Personally, this experience was already very fun and interactive after attending the webinars hosted by Nicholas Ng, an SIS 2020 alumni. In addition, I was surprised that I was able to get to know all of my teammates and work together with them effectively within just a day. The competition was indeed a hackathon-based event as said in the email sent to us; all stages of this competition required intense critical thinking, creativity, and many long hours of working, but it was definitely worth it. This helped me develop new skills and I felt very accomplished about our team’s delivery of the final presentation”. Kiki Ko (11N2)
“In this student-led, inter-school competition we learned about The Nature Conservancy’s unique Ridge to Reef approach to conservation. Our specific task as a group was to devise a 6-8 week project that helps the restoration of oyster reefs in Hong Kong. We were not only introduced to the fundamentals of shellfish ecology and the crucial role estuaries play in the environment, but we also learnt new brainstorming and design-thinking methods that ultimately assisted us greatly in coming up with a unique plan”. Serene Tseng (10S1)