Every Child a Seed
The Every Child a Seed programme was started in 2013 to enable pupils nationwide to commemorate 50 Years of Greening Singapore.
This programme seeks to provide children with an opportunity to grow their very own plant. This gives them a chance to go through and appreciate the challenges of the planting process, and experience the joy of seeing their plants grow.
Luke Raphael Peh from St. Anthony's Primary School was initially disappointed when he thought his Roselle seeds were not sprouting. Despite this, he persevered and eventually, one of his seeds germinated and grow into a healthy plant.
Through this, we hope to convey to our pupils that every Singaporean plays a part in shaping our City in a Garden.
Complementing the School Syllabus
Tailored to complement the Primary 3 Science syllabus, this programme will teach students about the life cycle of a plant, plant parts and their functions. The values of care and responsibility will also be reinforced.
Students are encouraged to send in photos of their plants, reflections as well as their decorated plant pots and labels. This year, we have received an overwhelming number of entries. Do check out some of the photos in the photo gallery below.
Watch what some of our educators and students have to say of the Every Child a Seed programme here.
Providing Plant Starter Kits
Through this programme, every Primary 3 student in Singapore will be provided with a plant starter kit, consisting of a pot, potting mix and some seeds. The three types of seeds which will be given out are Kang Kong, Sunflower and Roselle.
The Garden City Fund
Every Child a Seed is supported by the Garden City Fund, a registered charity that hopes to cultivate a sense of ownership and love for the environment among the public, and to encourage the community to play its part in preserving Singapore's legacy as a lush and vibrant City in a Garden.
Find out more about the Garden City Fund here.
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Students share the fruits of their labour by taking photos with their plants, and sharing the photos, as well as their reflections, here.
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