Group Endeavours in Service Learning: Let’s Read Together, Singapore!

Each semester, my institution (National Institute of Education) offers a course called Group Endeavours in Service Learning (GESL) where student-teachers perform service learning projects and are provided scaffolding and guidance by an academic facilitator. I am glad that the group of teachers I am facilitating this semester has decided to work on something very close to my heart: Reading and Literacy! And they are still in need of children participants. For those of you who are based in Singapore and who have children who may be eager to be part of this one-day programme, do check out the blurb and poster that these very hardworking teachers have prepared for you. I would definitely be attending this event.


If you have time during the December holidays, why not check out Let’s Read Together?

Jointly organized by the NBDCS as well as NIE trainees, Let’s Read Together is a literacy program that is held as part of the AFCC,and is meant to inculcate the interest of reading in primary school children through creative activities.

These activities include bookmaking and illustration activities led by well-known local illustrator Susanna Goho-Quek, drama activities, and even a storytelling session by renowned local author David Seow.

Let’s Read Together also hopes to educate children in the services and facilities available in their neighborhood libraries and encourage them to make libraries a regular and enjoyable hangout.

Children who attend Let’s Read Together will also be able to bring back goody bags kindly provided by sponsors (subject to availability).

Let’s Read Together will be held from 1pm to 5pm on the 10th of December at the Geylang East Public Library. Parents of interested children may email their name and contact information, as well as the name, age and any dietary needs to wong_wai_liong(at)moe (dot) edu (dot) sg.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

1 comment on “Group Endeavours in Service Learning: Let’s Read Together, Singapore!

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