Water Wally is a familiar sight to the children of Nurture Stars and so is its message of water conservation. This year, NurtureStars group of preschools is supporting Singapore World Water Day through the Water Rationing Exercise in a number of centre-wide and external events.
Since beginning of March, the teachers begin to inculcate water saving messages through stories, art and craft and other hands-on activities. The programme is carried out in all 6 of the NurtureStars centres which are jointly operated by Safra and Kinderland.
Below are some artwork from NurtureStars@Safra Toa Payoh.
Some highlights of the month long programme - NurtureStars @ Safra Mount Faber were at launch of Water Rationing Exercise on 4 March 2017 which was graced by GOH DPM and Coordinating Minister for National Security Mr Teo Chee Hean, Minister for Environment and Water Resources Mr Masagos Zulfiki and Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources. Lively children from NurtureStars confidently showcased their water-conservation song teaching young and old present the 5 important water-saving tips. The community meter which was launched on that day has already hit 1million and unlocked a few goodies including free entry to all public pools on 22 March!
On 15 March, Dr Amy Khor joined the children at NurtureStars @ Safra Toa Payoh where they faced a water shortage situation for 4 hours. Children had a taste of water rationing when they had to wash their hands with water from pre-filled plastic bottles. Dr Khor also shared with some children her personal experience wit Water Rationing and participated in station activities where children explained to her the importance of water conservation and how to go about it.
19 March, Safra Punggol had a run and cycle event in conjunction with World Water Day and the children from NurtureStars @ Safra Punggol shared with participants water-saving measures through an action song.