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Homegrown Cambridge Pre-school Launches Exhibition to Promote Project-based Learning, Celebrate Peranakan Culture and Raise Funds for Less Privileged

2016-09-22 13:05 2225

SINGAPORE, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 600 children from Cambridge Pre-school centres across Singapore have come together to recreate and furnish a large-scale Peranakan house in an effort to raise funds for people with special needs and to promote the Peranakan culture.

The project, comprising over 300 pieces of furniture and housewares made by the children, will be on display at Suntec City from 24 September to 2 October 2016 in an exhibition called "Peranakan Culture -- Through the Eyes of Pre-schoolers".

Over a five month period, children from Cambridge Pre-schools all across Singapore, came together to design a life-size Peranakan house complete with artifacts which includes chairs, beds, jewelry and more.

The showcase is part of Cambridge Pre-school's ProjectLearning programme, which teaches research and communication skills to children from an early age. Through projects, they are encouraged to be creative and work together in teams to achieve set targets.

The exhibition will also seek to raise funds for the Association for Persons with Special Needs. Anyone attending the exhibition can take part in activities such as designing a Peranakan tile, beading a coaster and having their pictures taken in traditional Peranakan wear. Nonya delicacies and Peranakan apparel will also be on sale.

Cambridge Pre-school is part of the Ednovation Group. Established in 1991, Ednovation is a pioneer in pre-school education technology in Singapore. Ednovation runs more than 60 pre-schools in Southeast Asia, including Singapore, and China. Cambridge Pre-school operates in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Cambodia.   

Fiona Lee, Cluster Principal of Cambridge Pre-schools, said: "This is our largest and most ambitious exhibition yet. After five months of hard work, our children will have the opportunity to showcase their work to the general public. We are extremely proud of their efforts."

Richard Yen, Founder and CEO of Ednovation, said: "Today's curriculum must be tailored to skillsets for tomorrow's workforce. By exposing children to project-based learning at an early age, we help them develop life skills that will stay with them for many years to come. This exhibition is one of the ways we encourage project-based learning."

For more information on Cambridge Pre-Schools please visit www.cambridge.school or www.facebook.com/CambridgePreschools

About Cambridge Pre-school                                            

Established since 1993, Cambridge is a renowned brand for quality pre-school education and has 33 centres throughout Asia. It is part of Ednovation, a pioneer in pre-school education technology.

With a vision to "Open Future Doors" the Cambridge Pre-school curriculum nurtures children to:

  1. Develop Fundamental Skills: The fundamental literacies of reading, writing and mathematics.
  2. Cultivate Real-World Skills: When your child enters the workforce, he or she will not be going to the workplace to complete worksheets! Instead, he or she will be expected to communicate and collaborate with other people (boss, peers, colleagues, customers) to solve problems, innovate or market new products and services. Real-world skills such as creativity, communication, collaboration skills, and critical thinking are best cultivated through project-based learning.
  3. Nurture Unique Talents: Each child is unique with his or her talents. Some children are good with language, others with numbers, music or art. There are also children who are good with people skills. In this competitive world, we nurture your child's unique talents to give him or her, a competitive edge. Besides, knowing that he or she is good in something is a great confidence booster and being confident will benefit other areas of life.

About Ednovation                                       

Established in 1991, Ednovation is a pioneer in pre-school education technology in Singapore. Ednovation manages and operates more than 60 pre-schools in Singapore, ASEAN and China, under the brands Cambridge Pre-schools, ChildFirst Pre-schools and Shaws Preschools.

The Group's EdnoLand eCurriculum is also offered in partnership with hundreds of pre-schools. Our pre-schools and eCurriculum bear testimony to our 20 years of experience in pre-school education, technology and business, and our vision to prepare children for their future.

For more information on Ednovation, please visit www.ednovation.com

Source: Cambridge Pre-school
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