27 December 2023
NTUC First Campus Outdoor School Singapore Plants Seeds of Knowledge About Food Sustainability
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From 18 to 20 November 2023, 12 children enrolled in a three-day Marketplace Marvels holiday programme conducted by NTUC First Campus Outdoor School Singapore. Through games and experiential learning, the programme aims to impart knowledge of Singapore’s sustainable and resilient food system.
Children visited a hypermarket to learn where daily items like groceries & toiletries come from on the first day of the camp.
Children learn where we import fish from at the hypermarket.
On the second day of the programme, children honed their strategic thinking, financial planning and negotiation skills by playing a strategy and chance ‘deal or no deal’ game with mission cards to learn about food sustainability and potential challenges to it.
Children discuss if they should accept a deal in the food supply chain challenge.
On the third and final day of the camp, children sowed seeds, transplanted seedlings and harvested produce as they experienced life as an urban farmer at the Grace Mission Agri urban farm.
Children pose with the produce they will harvest.
This expedition of theirs to the urban farm was featured as a photo story on the front cover of the print edition of Straits Times.
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