Special Children’s Day celebration as Children Service @ Children’s Society turns 10
A massive party marked two special celebrations this year – Children’s Day and Children Service @ Children’s Society 10th anniversary celebration.
Over 200 children and their families, along with members of the community in Bedok, celebrated both occasions at Children’s Service @ Children’s Society on Friday, 5 October. The children from Children Service @ Children’s Society were joined by children from Student Care @ Children’s Society, JYC @ Children’s Society and Yishun Family Service @ Children’s Society.
The celebrations included a carnival with hotdogs on sticks and cotton candy, a bouncy castle, a bubble machine and games created by our child beneficiaries, including ‘Pop-the-Balloon’. The children had to pop balloons with darts made by 11-year-old Emil Dayyan Bin Erman. A balloon sculptor also kept the children entertained.
Child beneficiary Hritikesh s/o Sivenesan from JYC @ Children’s Society said he had a great day with his friends. “I got to play and enjoy many different activities, and I ate a lot of ice-cream and popcorn.”
The big party was preceded by an online campaign called #CSCturns10, which was rolled out on the Society’s social media platforms. Centred on the mental, socio-emotional and physical well-being of children, the campaign included advice for parents, teachers and practitioners on how to better engage children, make them happy, and express love. It also included tips on keeping children safe online and provided insights into what children wanted adults to know.
Ms Amanda Zee, Assistant Director/Head of Children Service @ Children’s Society said: “The theme for this Children’s Day and 10th Anniversary celebration is promoting children’s well-being, in particular sleep, mental health and their socio-emotional well-being. Over the past 10 years, we have served more than 9,000 children and families through various programmes that were carefully planned and executed by our staff. We hope to continue to work closely with the community and stakeholders to ensure our services stay relevant to the changing needs of the children we serve.”