Lessons on mother nature at Temburong Camp

TEN students from Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Secondary School (YSHHBSS) recently had an adventurous time in Temburong while gaining a better understanding of climate change and its impact at a camp.

The trip to the Climate Camp organised by eco-based non-governmental organisation Green Brunei at the Sumbiling Eco Village was part of the school’s August ACE (To Achieve To Challenge To Excel) Enrichment Programme.

At the camp, representatives of the school comprising Year Nine and 10 students and their two teachers, ACE Enrichment Programme supervisor Airulyanti Aibau and Green Club supervisor Hana Suhana Johari, had the opportunity to experience challenging and exciting activities in the jungle around the river such as jungle trekking, tubing, swimming, visit to waterfall and night walk.

It also covered both theoretical and practical aspects of environmental knowledge, with focus on climate change issues.

“These activities are good for the students as they get to experience first-hand the green heart of Borneo as they hike through the jungle paths and river routes,” said Airulyanti.

She further added, “Through this camp, the students are able to experience life in the rainforest, challenging themselves to go out of their comfort zone as the camp is packed with leadership and team building activities that will help test students’ skills and abilities.”

The three-day camp was led by the founder of Green Club Brunei, Kharunnisa Ash’ari, who is recognised by her many active efforts to promote climate change in the sultanate and overseas.

Source: The Brunei Times