Youth learn about water conservation at Singapore International Water Festival

Students take part in the world of wonders challenge. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC
Students take part in the world of wonders challenge. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC
Dragon boat teams getting ready for the race at the Singapore International Water Festival. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC
Dragon boat teams getting ready for the race at the Singapore International Water Festival. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC
Dragon boat race participants in action at the Singapore International Water Festival. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC
Dragon boat race participants in action at the Singapore International Water Festival. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, tours the festival. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, tours the festival. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, is flanked by diplomats, members of the SIWF organising committee, and principal and CEO of Singapore Polytechnic, Mr Tan Choon Shian (far right). -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, is flanked by diplomats, members of the SIWF organising committee, and principal and CEO of Singapore Polytechnic, Mr Tan Choon Shian (far right). -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC
The guest of honour, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan, flags off the dragon boat race. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC
The guest of honour, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan, flags off the dragon boat race. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC

SINGAPORE - More than 900 students learnt about water conservation through games at the fifth Singapore International Water Festival at the Marina Barrage on Saturday morning.

Organised by Singapore Polytechnic and the PUB, the festival saw secondary school and SP students undergo challenges like building a bridge with limited resources and removing waste items from a "lake" to foster a stronger sense of ownership towards water conservation.

The festival, in support of Singapore International Water Week, also featured an art competition, carnival stalls and a dragon boat race, which was flagged off by the guest of honour, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan.

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