Sin eng-18 - kill of killer litter(form)
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- 1. Name of the School: Raffles InstitutionAddress: 1 Raffles Institution Lane, Singapore 575954Group Leader: Lim Haw JiaStory Title: Kill off killer litterTel.: 65670906 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mentor Teacher : Ms Stephanie Lee STUDENT INFORMATION 1) Name: Lim Haw Jia Age: 14 Grade: 8 (Secondary 2) 2) Name: Lee Yu Howe Age: 14 Grade: 8 (Secondary 2) 3) Name: Teo Xue Heng Age: 14 Grade: 8 (Secondary 2) 4) Name: Age: Grade: 5) Name: Age: Grade:
- 2. Kill Off Killer LitterFor many years, killer litter has been the cause of Under the education segment of our action week,deaths for many innocent Singaporeans. Reports of we plan to put up posters and set up exhibitions topeople throwing flower pots, fans, glass bottles and remind Singaporeans of the dire consequences ofwhatnot have been all over the news, resulting in killer litter and methods that they can use tounwanted injuries, ranging from cuts and bruises to prevent cases of killer litter from happening in theconcussion and severe bleeding. Toddlers, teenagers, future. This would deter them from killer litter andworking adults, grandparents, nobody in Singapore are equip them with preventive knowledge to combatsafe from killer litter. Also, plants and trees will be killer litter. Under the physical aspect, we proposedamaged; pathways will be stained, public areas such to create a ledge on HDB flats to cash and collectas playgrounds will be damaged and dirtied. Thus, we any killer litter that is thrown from the apartments.hope to eradicate this problem from our society and Under the deterrence section, we plan to petitionimprove the Singaporean community for a higher penalty for killer litter or conduct more frequent spot-checks. This would make Singaporeans think twice before committing such a dangerous act as killer litter. The number of warnings served onresidents by HDB and Town Councils for placing objectsin a dangerous manner are 4,650 per month in 2008. Inthe first eight months of 2009, there was a slightincrease to 4,900 warnings per month. This is anincrease of five percent over eight months. Refer to next few pages for details of our action week.
- 3. Details of action week:1. Mass exhibition to raise awareness for Design for Change As part of the 7-day action week program that we have to complete throughout the course ofour Design for Change journey, our overall teacher-in-charge had kindly booked our schools mainatrium to hold a mass exhibition for all the Design for Change project groups. This mass exhibition wasconducted to increase awareness about Design for Change among the staff and students of RafflesInstitution. Hopefully with the buzz and excitement created from this exhibition, we sincerely hope thatthere would be more participants in the Design for Change project competition next year. This massexhibition took up 3 whole days of our action week and took a huge burden off of our shoulders. For this mass exhibition, we were required to create a poster1 to introduce our topic and ourresearch to the rest of the school. We had put in a lot of effort into creating the poster and were veryproud of the end-product. Not only was it informative, it was also aesthetically appealing and theinformation was systematically organized. As our base, we used a rectangular Styrofoam board withdimensions of approximately 45cm by 30cm. We then covered half of it with black colored paper andthe other half with red colored paper. Also, we bordered the edges with a silver duct tape for a polishedand trimmed effect. On the side with black colored paper, we included a brief introduction to Designfor Change and killer litter. We also included the dire consequences of killer litter, possible solutionsand relevant statistics on the black side. On the red side, we included research of our own, ranging fromour survey results to our survey analysis. This method of organization is not only systematic, but is alsopleasing to read for the audience. For aesthetic effect, we included many pictures and even had aninteresting cartoon advertisement about killer litter. Figure 10: Our poster on display during the mass exhibition1 Refer to Figure 10
- 4. List of information included in our poster: Brief introduction to killer litter Statistics about the rising trend of killer litter and its previous cases By showing the audience this piece of information, we hope to enlighten them to the increasing trend of killer litter and illustrate how real this issue is. Hopefully, when they are able to relate to the severity of the issue, they would make a conscious effort to adopt a zero-tolerance attitude towards killer litter. Consequences of killer litter By educating the audience about the consequences of killer litter, we hope that they are able to empathize and relate to the victims of killer litter. This would then cause them to think twice before throwing killer litter, knowing very well that they may cause harm and even death to others. Survey analysis and results We hope that by showing our survey results, we can share our research with other students in our school. We also hope that the results would be a wake- up call to many in the audience. Certain results reflected very badly of Singaporeans and clearly showed our ignorance, ill manners and social irresponsibility. E.g. many Singaporeans have a false perception of killer litter. Conclusion We had concluded by reiterating the main points in the poster and by emphasizing the importance of curbing killer litter. As for work distribution, each one of us had to be present for at least one day of the exhibition.Thus, we split the three days among ourselves, each one of us being in charge of a particular day. Wehad to report to the main atrium after school for about an hour to tend to our booths and explain ourprojects to any interested passers-by. There were also short quizzes given out to the audience in orderto test their knowledge after exploring the exhibits. The results from the quizzes were great and hasshown that many passers-by did learn a lot about Design for Change and community service from ourposters. However, there were also many uninterested passers-by who simply ignored our exhibition atthe main atrium. Thus, we had to persuade and entice people to explore our exhibits.2. Putting up posters to raise awareness about killer litter In order to raise awareness about killer litter in Singapore, our group has designed an awareness poster to put in various HDB estates in Singapore and around our school. This poster serves to remind Singaporeans about the dangers of killer litter. As such, we added in a picture of a falling axe to illustrate how dangerous killer litter can be. At the high altitude that killer litter is thrown from, even a small pencil can gain enough momentum and force to physically injure someone.
- 5. STOP KILLER LITTER, SAVE LIVES Figure 11: Our awareness poster design
- 6. As you can see, our poster was designed using Adobe Photoshop. The green glass bottles representvery common killer litters that are thrown down from high rise HDB apartments. These objectsunknowing turn into dangerous weapons, such as the axe, as it gains momentum from falling off a highaltitude. After seeing this representation of killer litter, we hope that the general public would bereminded of its severe consequences and deter from committing this heinous act. In order to put these posters up, we had to get permission from both the school and various towncouncils around Singapore. After getting the schools approval, we put the posters up in hotspotswhere a lot of students and staff pass by. We put them up on the 26th of July and left them for about aday for people to read and interpret our posters. As for the posters around the different HDB estates,we put them up on the 27th of July and left them for one day so that people could read and interpret. Itwas something that we had never done before and thus, we were unsure of how to stick the posters onpillars and walls. Eventually, we decided that double-sided tape was the best option to use as it wasdurable, strong and convenient to use (as compared to glue). The poster was generally well-received and many of our classmates who saw it described as acreative way to represent killer litter and it reminded them of its severe consequences. Thus, wefeel that the poster was generally a success and that it was effective in achieving its intended purpose,to remind Singaporeans to deter from committing killer litte