On 20 July 2012, Blossom Aspiration was alive with a myriad of colours, as teachers and students streamed into school, decked out in traditional finery and ethnic costumes to commemorate Racial Harmony Day.
The celebration kicked off with an interesting illustration on the origin and history of Racial Harmony Day, an introduction of the different cultural practices and lifestyles of races. It is also a day for all residents to reflect and celebrate Singapore’s success as a racially harmonious nation that is socially built on a rich diversity of culture and heritage.
Children and teachers celebrated this special day by making an effort to don various ethnic costumes outfits. With ethnic music in the air, boy were the children proud to parade around the centre in their traditional costumes!
The importance of diversity is further reinforced as the children completed a craft activity where they filled up the Singapore map with collages made of faces from the four races. The children enjoyed themselves thoroughly as they carefully selected pieces of puzzles to complete the Singapore map. Imagine their pride when it was completed!
Blossom Aspiration Centre children learnt many new things about the different races of Singapore that day. They’ve also learnt to respect people of different ethnic groups and embrace this diversity that is so uniquely Singapore! We look forward to another fun-filled Racial Harmony Celebration next year!