“Sweet potato porridge for all the meals?” exclaimed the pupils in disbelief. During the commemoration of Total Defence Day, pupils in Xinghua Primary School were only given sweet potato porridge during recess.
This food rationing exercise allowed pupils to have a better understanding of the suffering our forefathers had experienced during the hard times in the early Singapore and hence better appreciate the fruits of success that Singapore is enjoying now.
Along with this exercise, there were also other activities lined up for them such as fire drill, skit performance and talks to enable pupils to understand the 2015 TDD theme and the 5 aspects of Total Defence.
Watch the video to find out how the pupils have learnt from this experience.