As part of our SSDB project in contributing to the community, children at PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Blk 108 made origami flowers and wrote encouraging messages in different languages to thank frontliners for their hardwork, especially during these trying times. The flowers were made using old magazines and coloured papers and were placed in the colourful pots done previously, that can also be used as a vase.
Together with our partner, National Library Board (NLB), we presented these vases and flowers to the dedicated staff at Bedok Polyclinic on 10 August 2020. NLB curated a health and wellness themed booklist and a flyer with instructions on making paper flowers, which was displayed together with the cultural vases. We hope that Bedok Polyclinic staff and visitors would continue to pay-it-forward by making their own flowers with appreciative messages.
Gift presentation ceremony at Bedok Polyclinic
Flyer curated by NLB
To wrap up our project, Bedok Polyclinic very kindly offered to host a sharing over Zoom with our students on 28 August 2020. Dr Shariffa, a doctor with Bedok Polyclinic, shared about what a doctor does, the instruments doctors used and gave tips on keeping healthy.
Dr Shariffa warming up the crowd before the presentation
Dr Shariffa demonstrating how doctors use an otoscope to check patient’s ears
Children take turns to ask Dr Shariffa more about her job
Children learned new information about the roles of doctors and aim to take better care of themselves and their family.
This multifaceted project gave children a better understanding about the different cultures in Singapore, reinforced the importance of recycling and reusing materials and inculcated appreciation for others.