Today I helped out with a Cicada Tree Eco-place lesson for kindergartens, organised by MOE. or something like that. I was working with Jeanne from MOE, Andrew and Vilma from Cicada Tree Eco-place.
The kindergarten was PCF Serangoon. The kids were really good. The lesson was simple. The children listened to a story, they looked at some photos and specimens, they did some colouring of a knobbly and then they went for a short walk along the beach. They also did some kind of beach clean-up, but that wasn’t under the Cicada Tree Eco-place lesson.
It was high tide, so the children really couldn’t see much. Andrew and I caught some specimens first to show them, as it was raining earlier and we weren’t sure if the children could even go onto the beach. But thankfully the rain stopped (:
I think the children enjoyed themselves, and Andrew really put the conservation message across quite strongly. Hopefully the children get it, and it sticks in their head. So even years from now, when they’re more grown and can make their own decisions, they will remember what we said to them.
It was a very interesting experience. I really think what they are doing is brilliant. And I’ll be helping to conduct the lessons for a couple of days in the next few weeks. Will try to get some photos too, cos this blog is getting a bit drab with just words.