Nalanda Free School students visit UPM on ‘World Soil Day’

Nalanda Free School students visits UPM to learn about soil, in conjunction with ‘World Soil Day’.

In conjunction with ‘World Soil Day’ on 5 December 2018, Nalanda Free School (NFS) organised a visit to the Department of Land Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).  Students, teachers and parents alike gained a better understanding and appreciation for this natural resource.

UPM Lecturers Dr. Christopher Teh and Dr. Tan Ngai Paing hosted the group and taught both in the classroom and the field.  They described the characteristics of soil and demonstrated devices used in soil study.  The students were led to the glasshouse and field to observe how plants thrive in both environments.  They also enjoyed hands-on learning in a mini-planting activity at Tasik Sri Serdang.

Dr. Christopher showing students different soil types which are common in Malaysia.

Students enjoyed the learning in the field about soil and how it affects the quality of crops.

The fruitful outing was completed with a group reflection led by NFS Principal, Sis. Lee Poh Peng.  Nalanda Free School thanks UPM lecturers, Dr. Teh and Dr. Tan, for their teaching, and we rejoice over the learning spirit of our students.  Let us care for Mother Earth which provides for much of our survival needs.

Students continued their hands-on learning at Tasik Sri Serdang.

Students rejoice after a day of learning about soil.