K2 children were engaged in clean air campaign. This is in line with the school’s “Start Small Dream Big” program initiated by Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) to promote awareness about air quality and air pollution. They had a KWL discussion involving their prior knowledge about air, the information about air that they want to learn further, and at the end of the project, they gather the things they learned about air and presented it in a showcase. They explored the properties of air and its composition through observation. They were also engaged in researching what causes and how to mitigate air pollution. The journey to learning about air allowed the children to observe, record, discuss, analyse and document their learnings.
As part of the culminating event, children were engaged to create awareness on air pollution. The children learned that carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide released into the air because of your own energy needs. You need transportation, electricity, food, clothing, and other goods. Hence, your choices can make a difference. Children gave out informational flyers and survey form on how to reduce carbon footprints in the air. They walked from the centre to Punggol 21 Community Centre and Punggol Plaza. They showed to the community that walking is one way to lower carbon footprints and air pollution.
Lastly, K2 children had a fund-raising event for the President’s challenge. They sold items and environmental-friendly memorabilia to raise funds for the needy. They also sold Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream and made to Singapore Guiness Book of Records to be the “First Preschool in Singapore to scoop 200 scoops of Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream in one hour”.