Over 500 friends and families filled the gallery at the Enabling Village in Lengkok Bahru over two days on 17 and 18 of May 2018 to enjoy the artworks on display created by our very own mini artists!
In line with one of the core values of White Lodge – “We Respect Our World” – the ‘Earth Day 2018 – End Plastic Pollution’ art exhibition focused on the themes of recycling and reusing to teach children about the importance of ending plastic pollution.
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
Using every day items such as takeaway containers, drink bottles and egg cartons, the children created art in a meaningful way.
Our resident art therapist, Ms Chloe Dunn, guided each child through their masterpieces, with specific artist-inspired techniques for some of the classes. Creativity is a key aspect of our curriculum where children are encouraged to explore a wide range of materials to express themselves freely. Through the medium of art, the teachers instilled a sense of social consciousness and environmental responsibility, and how a little difference can go a long way.
The Playgroup and Pre-Nursery children used Jackson Pollock’s art technique of splattering and dripping paint on their food lids, whilst children from the Nursery group drew inspiration from Jane Perkins, painting cardboards cut into shapes that reminded them of the Earth such as butterflies and trees. They also painted a collage of bottle caps to finish off their creations.
The Pre-Kindergarten children turned plastic food containers into colourful bugs, complete with googly eyes and feelers!
The Superheroes and Superheroines from Kindergarten got imaginative, painting their very own superhero bottles complete with special powers to save the Earth!
Singing their way into our hearts
To end the art exhibition on a high, children from the Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes participated in a special musical showcase at our Big Sing! Dressed in their respective school colours, the children sang and danced, keeping the audience delighted with a lively and synchronised performance. As part of the successful pilot at the East Coast centre, children performed a drumming ensemble. Due to the enthusiasm for the musical instrument, drumming will be a part of the White Lodge curriculum from Term 3!