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Trick-or-Treating at SPD

09/11/2018

Trick-or-Treating at SPD

The last week of October is usually the time of the year where the children from our Building Bridges Early Intervention Programme for Children and Infants (EIPIC) Centre go round trick-or-treating at our headquarters in Tiong Bahru. This year, the children even ventured outside the centre and into the neighbourhood where they were warmly welcomed.

With the assistance of their teachers and parents, the children dressed themselves up for the occasion. When asked what character they were, one of the children, Brayden Lai, exclaimed that he was a “monster carrot”!

The children and teachers were dressed up for the occasion

The children and teachers were dressed up for the occasion

This activity was planned to provide the children who are receiving early intervention support at our centre the opportunity to put their communication and socialising skills into practical use. It helped to build their confidence in meeting new people and sharpened their motor skills when they make their way to the different offices to pick out treats they fancied.

Mr Abhimanyau Pal, SPD’s Executive Director, joining the children for Trick-or-Treat

Mr Abhimanyau Pal, SPD’s Executive Director, joining the children for Trick-or-Treat

In addition, the children also visited our neighbours along Yong Siak Street – Plain Vanilla Bakery and Woods in the Books bookstore. They enjoyed a fun game and cookie treats complimentary of Plain Vanilla and interacted with the friendly storekeepers at Woods in the Books. The teachers were pleasantly surprised when they received an impromptu invitation to visit Kwani handbag store, which is also along Yong Siak Street.

The children enjoying a game at Plain Vanilla cafe

The children enjoying a game at Plain Vanilla Bakery

“This is the first year that the staff and children have ventured beyond SPD and we are grateful to our partners at Yong Siak Street for the opportunity to socialise and interact with their staff and customers. Everyone was really warm and welcoming to all the children and we had a great time. We look forward to more of such inclusive platforms and to have more activities together,” said Gary Chia, Senior Manager of Social Work & EIPIC.

Through this activity, our teachers hope to incorporate more fun elements into everyday lessons and to enable the children to put their skills learnt in the classrooms into practical use.