Harmony In Our Hands
This year being Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, it was only apt that Racial Harmony Day focused on the Heritage of our Nation’s people. We had lots of heritage foods such as roti prata, steamed mantou and traditional snacks, such as, gem biscuits, muruku and 9 layer coloured kueh … just to name a few.
Racial Harmony Day would not be complete without lots of games for our boys. They tried their hands at some traditional games like bottle caps (‘tutup botol‘), five stones and ‘zero-point’ challenges, and also elephant walking with coconut husks (made by our parent volunteers). We even had our resident gasing expert, the grandfather of one of our boys, teach the boys how to spin a wooden top.
In line with the theme of ” Harmony in our Hands” we introduced our boys to the traditional art of Chinese block printing and coconut leaf weaving. The younger boys enjoyed colouring some Rangoli Kolam (an Indian art form of creating patterns on the floor using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals) designs as well.
All of the above activities would not have been possible without the support of all our wonderful parent volunteers. They ran the stalls adorned in cultural costumes too. It was a festive sight to behold. As always, our boys had a wonderful celebration.