SINGAPORE — More than 45,000 children from over 400 pre-schools participated in the Nurture Kids@GetActive! Singapore programme to develop fundamental movement skills, as well as resilience and determination to overcome obstcles.
The programme culminated on Thursday (6 August) in a grand virtual obstacle challenge, which was flagged off by the new Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Edwin Tong.
The kids did crab walks, tyre runs and barbwire crawls – all of which are specially-designed, child-friendly obstacles – within their respective pre-schools under the teachers’ supervision.
“It was a good experience for the children to nurture their fundamental movement skills while having fun at the same time,” said Thian Ai Ling, general manager of My First Skool and Afterschool, NTUC First Campus.
“While the safety of our children is of paramount importance during this COVID-19 period, it is also critical for them to stay active and healthy.”
Ahead of National Day, Tong also joined Team Singapore athletes – Jasmine Goh, Shayna Ng, Calvin Sim, Laura Tan and Lucas Ng – as well as the preschoolers in singing the national day anthem and reciting the national pledge.
This is the third edition of Nurture Kids in GetActive! Singapore. The public may catch the pre-schoolers in action on the Get Active TV Facebook page.
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