One of the events that was trialled was a Children’s Day programme with PCF Sparkletots Kampong Glam and children from some of the EIP classes where the children engaged in watching a skit based on the story ‘Be a Friend’ by Salina Yoon and played a Bingo game.
Another event was a virtual outing via zoom for a small group of children from WeCAN EIP. The theme of the outing was ‘Statues’, teachers took parents and children on a virtual tour around the world via Google Maps Street View to look at different statues. The children then played a game of ‘Statues’ on Zoom where they mimicked the poses of statues they had seen.
These experiences showed us the positives and difficulties around organising virtual social events for the children and gave us important learning points to improve on how we can continue engaging the children in social events virtually in our new normal.