In collaboration with our partners, The Business Times, The RICE Company Limited and Kidzania Singapore, CHIJ (Kellock) will be organising our signature event ‘Children for Children’ (CfC) at Kidzania Singapore and playing host to approximately 800 underprivileged children in Singapore, to celebrate a very special and memorable Children’s Day on Thursday, 5 October 2017.
The theme for this year’s CfC is ‘Big’ Kids with Big Hearts. CHIJ Kellock students will inspire participants at the CfC event to make a stand for a more inclusive Singapore. All the participants will also be given the opportunity to experience various career options through interactive and realistic role play at Kidzania Singapore, paving the way for them to dream about possibilities for their future. As part of the staff Values in Action (VIA) activity, CHIJ (Kellock) teachers will be involved in guiding our student volunteers when they play host to the participants at the CfC event. This ensures that participants will have a fun-filled yet meaningful day at Kidzania Singapore.
In line with MOE’s curriculum for Character and Citizenship Education (CCE), the Primary Four students will be generating awareness on the importance of building an inclusive society as their VIA infused Project Work. This VIA infused Project Work provides a platform for students to undergo learning experiences that support their development as socially responsible citizens who contribute meaningfully to the community. It will also inculcate empathy in our students, and encourage a call to action on how they can play a part to help the underprivileged children, especially those with special needs. Our Primary 4 students have also shared their learning with the school during CHIJ (Kellock)’s ‘Awareness Week’ (from 18 September to 22 September), to educate the rest of the school on the challenges faced by children with special needs and how we can build a more inclusive Singapore.