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Chp 5, School Conservancy Clubs Liaison Board – Forty years champion for the environment

School Conservancy Clubs Liaison Board

On 1 November 1975, the School Conservancy Clubs Liaison Board (SCCLB, 保謢環境學會聯校拹進會) was established by YEAG as a “self-administered” group but with “intimate connections with YEAG and CA”. For several years, Wah Yan College Kowloon was the venue for the election of the SCCLB’s Board.

The founding members of SCCLB included 21 secondary schools:

Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School

Chuen Yuen College

Diocesan Girls’s School

Hong Kong Tang King Po College

Kwun Tong Maryknoll School

La Salle College

Lutheran Middle School

Maryknoll Sisters’ School

Pope Paul VI College

Queen’s College

St Bonaventure College and High School

St Joseph’s A/C School

St Joseph’s College

St Mary’s Canossian College

St Paul’s Co-ed College

St Paul’s Secondary School

Shung Tak College

True Light Girl’s College

Wan Yan College Kowloon

Ying Wa College

The Board consisted of two representatives from each school, with an Executive Committee and five Area Groups. The latter organized a variety of activities by their own geographical areas, from usual school events like a field trip to Tai Po Kau forest or a visit to Kennedy Town incinerator, to more elaborate study projects on public recreational grounds or other environmental themes. For secondary school students, some of the activities were truly ahead of the times, such as a lecture on the theme of conservation and politics organized by Diocesan Girl’s School in December 1976.

With assistance from YEAG, the first two years of SCCLB were extremely productive. The Joint School Environment Festival of 1976 was a joint venture of YEAG and SCCLB. From November 1976 to April 1977, SCCLB took part in CA’s Shore Watch project, with a programme including study camps, survey of floating population, coastal observation visits, and photo/essay competition. The result of SCCLB’s work was exhibited at the St Mary’s Canossian College in July 1978. But SCCLB also organized independent activities of its own, for example, a “gull watch” project, and other surveys and field studies on country parks, new towns or rural villages.

With YEAG somewhat weakened after 1978, SCCLB began to be detached from the CA. A network of secondary school conservancy clubs still exist today.

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