National Day Celebrations at SPD!

This year’s National Day celebrations at SPD involved music, fun and games for both the young and the old.

This year’s National Day celebrations at SPD involved music, fun and games for both the young and the old.

Building Bridges EIPIC Centre at Jurong’s mass celebration took on the theme “One Nation” as a reminder that Singaporeans have, over 50 years, overcome the odds as one.

The children and caregivers took part in a sing-along session that included nostalgic songs such as “Chan Mali Chan” and “Singapura, Sunny Island”, arts and crafts and games. A storytelling session saw the children learning about the different ethnic groups and cultures that exist in Singapore via role-play, making paper balls, roti prata and more. They were also taught how to make friends with their neighbours.

In the arts and crafts session, the children expressed their creativity making the iconic Merlion, an activity which helped to hone their fine motor skills and eye-hand co-ordination.

The session ended with a cake cutting ceremony to commemorate Singapore’s independence and to celebrate the birthdays of those born in the month of August. All also got to enjoy an array of food brought in by the caregivers.

The clients of the Day Activity Centre (DAC) celebrated National Day with the K-Pop-X crew on 25 July. The crew led them in a work-out, done to old and new National Day tunes, which everyone including wheelchair-users could engage in. They even worked in a bit of dance steps!

Some of the clients took to joining the crew in leading the rest in the workout. The session brought about much laughter and joy to the clients who were left wanting more.

“Everyone can enjoy fitness.”

says Huay Ling, who is part of the crew.

The K-Pop-X sessions are held once a month, allowing the clients to participant in simple exercises that engage them both physically and intellectually.

Staff at headquarters joined the children receiving early intervention support in a National Day Observance Ceremony organised with the help of volunteers from Zhangde Primary School and Ngee Ann Polytechnic and held on 7 August.
The thirteen volunteers from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences wowed the audience with a puppet show that captivated hearts with songs and a story on our nation.

“Lucas enjoyed himself and loved the puppet show so much,” said Mr Goh Tian Soon, father of Lucas Goh.

Among the day’s highlights was a best-dressed contest among the children and caregivers and the cutting of a cake specially designed and baked by SPD staff Nixi Tay.

The event ended at noon with goodie bags and a lunch treat for the children.

We take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers and supporters for putting effort into making this National Day a meaningful one for us. The celebrations brought much joy to all, and reminds us yet again that together, we are strong!