On 8 September 2018, PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Braddell Heights 417 celebrated the first birthday of one of the youngest rhinos in the Singapore Zoo, Oban.
For the past six months, the K1 and K2 children learned all about the Southern White Rhino and found out that the Singapore Zoo’s youngest rhino would turn 1 year old on the 6th of September. The children, teachers and principal decided to throw Oban’s first birthday party on 8th September. This was also a wonderful avenue to showcase everything that they learned about the rhinoceros.
The children created posters, pledge cards, slogans, Fix the Horn and Pin the tail of the rhino, trees, 2D and 3D artworks, puzzle pieces including animals that can be found in the Savannas, Oban’s story, and a 3D birthday cake. The children also created toys for Oban to use for exercise. Parents also participated as they created 3D rhinoceros with their child using recycled materials.
The outdoor gallery was filled with Oban’s photos from birth till now. These beautiful photos were provided by our community partner, Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) - photos credit Mr David Tan, WRS.
The Welcome Team was made up of both K1 and K2 children who did a welcome chant and clap to welcome our guests into the Savannas.
The SparkleStars Choir preparing for their performance.
Time to open our BL417 Savannas! Our Welcome Team at work as they welcomed our parents and guests!
Parents and guests entered our Savannas and were greeted by our indoor gallery that showcased children’s work and photos that captured children’s rhino learning journey.
To get the ball rolling, Centre Principal, Ms.Anne Yeow gave her welcome address.
The SparkleStars Choir performing The Rhino Song.
Guest of honour, MP Mr Seah Kian Peng gave his opening speech.
Look at all the different forms of work done by the children!
Watching the Learning Journey Music Video
Thanking our guests for joining us in celebrating Oban’s birthday: They were each presented with a combined artwork by both the K1 and K2 children.
singing Happy Birthday and cake cutting ceremony
Time to have fun and explore the Savannas!!!
We promise to save the rhinos pledge!
It was truly a WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL and MEANINGFUL event!