Green kindergarten artists

A young artist looking at a piece of artwork from the Green Room Exhibition.

You’ve probably heard of a greenhouse before, but what about a Green Room?

On the morning of 19 March, 50 kindergarteners woke up with anticipation and put on their school uniforms obediently. Wait – isn’t it the March holidays? Yes, but they were not going to school. They were attending a very special showcase at the S.E.A. Aquarium, not as visitors, but as artists!

From 19 to 24 March, as part of the Marine Biodiversity Week, the aquarium plays host to the Project Sapling Green Room Exhibition where art and craft items made from waste material by preschool children and their parents are displayed for the public to view.

The art pieces were created as part of a three-month environmental education programme, Project Sapling, led by four final-year students from Nanyang Technological University, jointly supported by the Ministry of Education and the Marine Life Park in Resorts World Sentosa. Participating students got the opportunity to explore environmental issues such as recycling, pollution and deforestation through excursions, in-class activities and craftwork.

Completion of the three-month programme was celebrated with a simple ceremony in the Resort. Look who came to support!

Ms. Jeanne Teh (Pre-School Education Officer, MOE), Mr. Tim Clark (Lecturer, NTU), Mr. Lim Ee Tuo (Assistant Director, Pre-School Education, MOE), Mr. Biswajit Guha (Director of Education and Conservation, Marine Life Park).

During the ceremony, eight children from the Ascension Kindergarten encouraged everyone to reuse, reduce and recycle with their own version of the 3R’s song!

Children from the Ascension Kindergarten playing some instruments they made with waste material.
Mr. Biswajit Guha presenting an award to the children of Zion Kindergarten.

Also, if you’re coming down to visit, remember to pop by the Project Sapling pledging booth at the Open Ocean Habitat.

Mr. Lim Ee Tuo from MOE doodling his blessings for the Earth.

Hope to see you there!

– This post is contributed by the Project Sapling team from Nanyang Technological University’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. Marine Biodiversity Week runs until 24 March 2013. 

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