The children had fun during this educational and interactive programme as they learnt to appreciate and understand their heritage. The interactive programme engaged the children and it was the starting point of their learning journey on what heritage means.
The programme had three parts
- The teachers were guided by a heritage education facilitator on prop making and to teach the children related rhymes in Malay, Mandarin and English.
- There was an interactive 45 minutes performance at the Asian Civilisations Museum based on three Singapore tales:
- The snake in the banyan tree - how the "kompang" was born.
- Hot springs in Sembawang - It was a pineapple plantation once! People in Singapore are still enjoying a good relaxing soak.
- Badang the Magnificent - a stone was flung that landed at the mouth of Singapore river. These interactive stories taught the children valour, friendship, community spirit, and belief in self.
- We had an introduction and tour of the museum. The tour leader explained to the children about their heritage.
- Children learn what a museum is: There are many intereting things to see and do.
- They learn not to talk loudly but instead use their eyes and ears to look around and listen to the musuem guide as she tells us stories about the exhibits in the museum.
- Children use their imagination to imagine how people of long ago lived and behaved.
- The invitation to these experiences have proven to be useful starting points in stimulating further interest in our children on our Culture and Heritage.