Singapore, 16 February 2014 - Singapore Press Holdings Foundation (SPH Foundation) is the proud sponsor of Shop For Your School, a campaign that rewards best proposals by students to make a difference to their school, peers or community. The campaign is organised by Little Red Dot, a student publication by The Straits Times.
The school with the best idea will win a cash prize of $5,000 to turn their proposal into reality. The second and third placed school will win $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.
To participate, primary school students are required to come up with a plan on how to improve their school or community, and create a wish list of how the prize money will be spent. Entry forms for the competition will be available in Little Red Dot issues from February 18 to March 18. Schools can submit multiple entries either by post or by email. All entries are to reach the Editor of Little Red Dot before March 30.
Ms Ginney Lim, General Manager of SPH Foundation, said: "Shop for Your School is an effective platform to reach out to the young. It engages the students to help the community, which is an important part of moral education. The project also fulfils SPH Foundation’s two areas of focus – education and charity/community giving. We look forward to the creative ideas that the students will come up with."
Ms Serene Goh, Editor of Little Red Dot and IN, said: “The best ideas are the ones in which young people show a real awareness of issues surrounding their school. Care about your community is a large part of this competition.”
Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Foundation Ltd
Co. Registration No. 200300910M
For more information, please contact:
Chin Soo Fang (Ms)
Deputy General Manager
DID: 6319 1216
Deror Wong (Mr)
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1226
About the Singapore Press Holdings Foundation
The Singapore Press Holdings Foundation, a registered charity and an Institution of Public Character, was first set up as the Press Foundation of Singapore in January 2003 to help build a lifelong learning community that embraces language enrichment, creativity, diversity, healthy living and sports. The seed contribution of $20 million to the Foundation came from media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. It was renamed Singapore Press Holdings Foundation in May 2005.
For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website at www.sphfoundation.org.sg
About Little Red Dot
Little Red Dot is a weekly publication that reaches primary schools and engages pupils in the areas of local and global current affairs, values, life and physical sciences as well as English language learning.
It also focuses on values education through cartoon characters designed to teach pupils about traits such as honesty, graciousness and bravery through daily news events.
The Straits Times further engages subscribing schools through events catered for young readers, including art competitions, learning journeys and reading programmes.
The multi-award winning team behind Little Red Dot, and its sister publication IN, for secondary schools, also work on big national projects such as the National Spelling Championship, the National Current Affairs Quiz and the National Youth Media Competition.
About The Straits Times
The Straits Times, the English flagship daily of SPH, has been serving readers for more than a century. Launched on July 15, 1845, its comprehensive coverage of world news, East Asian news, Southeast Asian news, home news, sports news, financial news and lifestyle updates makes The Straits Times the most-read newspaper in Singapore. Quality news, in-depth analyses, impactful commentaries and breaking stories are packaged to give readers riveting accounts of events in Singapore, the region, and beyond.
The Straits Times' key strength is in its world class coverage of news outside Singapore. With 20 bureaus in major cities around the world, The Straits Times correspondents bring world news to readers on a Singapore platter, helping them appreciate world events from a Singaporean perspective.
In keeping with the times, The Straits Times carries weekly supplements such as Digital Life (DL), Urban and Mind Your Body (MYB) to complement The Straits Times as well as IN and Little Red Dot to cater to young readers in schools. Its many efforts have won multiple international awards from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, as well as the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association.
The Straits Times also has an online presence at www.straitstimes.com. The site features top stories, blogs and online forum threads. Also under The Straits Times' umbrella are citizen journalism site Stomp and online television service The Straits Times RazorTV.
The Straits Times has won many accolades and awards, including being named Singapore Newspaper of the Year 2013 by Marketing magazine and voted Singapore’s favourite newspaper 2013 by Superbrands. The Straits Times’ website straitstimes.com also won gold in “Best In Online Media” at the 2012 Wan-Ifra Asian Digital Media Awards.