ITE College East celebrated World No Tobacco Day on 8 May 2012. Booths, health stations, and display panels were set up at the Atrium to promote a smoke-free environment in the campus, as well as to encourage students to adopt a tobacco-free lifestyle.
At the recent triennial World Conference on Tobacco or Health which took place in Singapore on 26 Mar 2012, participants wore blue ribbons in solidarity with millions of people who supported the smoke free policy. Riding on this movement, the Student Council, with support from Youth Advolution for Health (YAH), Health Promotion Board, embarked on the challenge to promote a smoke-free policy by forming a human blue ribbon. This formation comprised 1,000 students and staff holding blue-coloured A3 boards at the College’s sports stadium. Through this event, the Student Council was hoping to achieve a placement in the Singapore Book of Records for forming the largest human blue ribbon.
Owing to the great weather and support of students and staff from ITE College East, the Blue Ribbon formation was successfully completed with support from 927 participants including important guests like Mr Lim Chwee Seng, Deputy Principal of ITE College East and Dr K Vijaya, Director of Youth Health Division, Health Promotion Board. The official from the Singapore Book of Records has officially declared the achievement and placement of the College in the Singapore Book of Records for forming the largest Blue Ribbon in Singapore.
After months of planning, the Student Councillors were elated and proud of this achievement which was their first attempt to embark on seeking a placement in the Singapore Book of Records. This success would not have been possible without the team effort and leadership of the Student Councillors, support of students and staff from the four schools.
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