01 May 2023
My First Skool children show appreciation to workers in their neighbourhood on Labour Day
Children from My First Skool at Braddell Heights Community Hub distribute stalks of roses and handwritten cards to staff at FairPrice Xtra Nex Mall alongside Mr Seah Kian Peng (third from left), Group Chief Executive Officer, NTUC Enterprise and Member of Parliament of Marine Parade GRC.
12 children from My First Skool (MFS) at Braddell Heights Community Hub distributed flowers, chocolates and handwritten thank-you cards to workers in the Serangoon neighbourhood on April 27 as part of a Labour Day initiative focusing on building gratitude in young children.
Together with Mr Seah Kian Peng, Group Chief Executive Officer, NTUC Enterprise and Member of Parliament of Marine Parade GRC, the children presented their token of appreciation to retail staff at NEX, cashiers at NTUC Fairprice, bus drivers at the bus interchange at NEX and staff at NTUC Health Senior Day Care (Serangoon Central) and NTUC Health Rehab and Physiotherapy (Serangoon Central).
For the past week, the teachers have been teaching the children about the origins of Labour Day, and the various types of workers in Singapore. A total of 250 children across four MFS preschool centres designed the thank you cards that were distributed.
Children from My First Skool at Braddell Heights Community Hub distribute stalks of roses and handwritten cards to bus drivers at Serangoon bus interchange alongside Mr Seah Kian Peng (fifth from left), Group Chief Executive Officer, NTUC Enterprise and Member of Parliament of Marine Parade GRC.
“Through this Labour Day initiative, our children at My First Skool get to learn about the various people and occupations around them who make their lives easy, and they get to interact with them as well. We aim to instil core foundational skills like relational skills in our children through this effort,” said Thian Ai Ling, General Manager, My First Skool.
Umar Bin Muhammad Firdaus, a Kindergarten 2 child at My First Skool at Braddell Heights Community Hub shared that he chose to thank policemen for their hard work. “In my thank you card, I wrote ‘Thank you for working hard for us!’ to the police because they work so hard to catch the bad guys!”
Claris Lim from NTUC Health, a recipient of the little gifts from the children, expressed her delight at the gesture. “I am quite surprised and excited to have received the token of appreciation from the children of My First Skool at Braddell Heights Community Hub. I never expected to receive a token from them, it’s my first time in my working life.”
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