Nursery Excursion to Sustainable Singapore Gallery at Marina Barrage 2019
It was not just another excursion for the Nursery children and parents, they had a mission- to help to reduce climate change. First session children and parents went on the 17 April 2019 while the second session children and parents went on the 18 April 2019.
Children and parents set off for Marina Barrage excitedly with the Nursery teachers. They had a short briefing on the Nursery’s project 2019–Our City in the Garden: Its role in reducing climate change – before setting off. When we arrived at the Marina Barrage, we had a short introduction of Marina Barrage by the facilitator. Marina Barrage was officially opened on 30 October 2008 and it is a dam in Singapore built at the confluence of five rivers, across the Marina Channel between Marina East and Marina South. Marina Barrage provides recreation, flood control and water storage for Singapore.
It also houses Sustainable Singapore Gallery (SSG) which we would like to explore and learn more about. The Gallery has six zones, tracing to Singapore’s response to climate change, zero waste initiative and efforts in keeping Singapore clean and green.In the Gallery, facilitators were there to guide the children and parents around the different zones. The parents and children were Green Wizards who could heal the five SSG mascotswith their magic wands of power and knowledge. The five mascots were weakened by most people who had been ignoring them and were continuing to destroy the environment. They were given game cards to complete their missions.The parents and children had fun playing with the interactive panels and multi-sensory exhibits. The game cards were also used to make bag tags in the hands-on workshop.
The children and parents had an enjoyable learning journey in knowing more about climate change and how as individuals we can contribute by shifting our lifestyles to make sure we go green and recycle as much as possible. Recycling is everyone’s responsibility. Let’s continue to Go Green and protect our clean and green environment for the present and future generations.
Mrs O. Ho
Nursery Class Teacher