Racial Harmony Day 2019 - Ichiban Montessori
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Racial Harmony Day 2019

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This week of school, our children celebrated Racial Harmony Day! Each of our centres had their own unique and enriching programmes and our children thoroughly enjoyed themselves! From dressing in traditional costumes to trying out the games and food of other cultures and races, it was a day of full of fun and learning!
Let’s take a closer look at what our children were up to at our various centres. 

Both our staff and our children were really excited to come to school fully dolled up in the traditional costumes of people from different races and cultures! Their costumes were full of vibrant colours and textures and it really added to the festive atmosphere.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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Even our babies participated and came in traditional costumes as well. Look at how adorable they looked!

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Our teachers planned a really interesting day for our children. We wanted to make use of this celebration to share with children about the traditions of the four major races in Singapore. Children learnt more about the traditional food, the customs and the festivals of each of these races. 

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Our teachers we dedicated to keeping everything as authentic as possible. To do so, they brought and presented food and other traditional objects that were either bought from local shops or brought from their own home. 

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Being such a vibrant and globalised society, children in Singapore are exposed to much more cultures than that of the four major races. Hence, we wanted our children to learn more about other cultures as well such as the Korean and Japanese cultures, which are growing in relevance. 

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Other than having presentations and sharings on the different traditions and cultures, we wanted to give children a hands-on and up close experience with the different artefacts as well. To do so, our teachers creatively set up booths for each of the different cultures. Children then moved around the different booths. 

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Here, our wonderful teacher brought decorations and objects from her own home and set up a beautiful booth for the children to have a fully immersive experience in the Indian culture. She even brought along traditional costumes for children to try on. 

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At the different booths, children got to also play with different traditional games from back in the day. They had a lot of fun playing with these simple yet engaging games 😁

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That is all for this year’s Racial Harmony Day celebrations! A big thank you to our staff for planning such an exciting day for our children and a big thank you to our parents and children for showing your support and coming to school in amazing traditional costumes! 😊