Racial Harmony Day 2017
On 20 July 2017, the school celebrated Racial Harmony Day, in commemoration of the 1964 race riots, which took place on 21 July 1964. Three activities were lined up for the students.
The ”On the Spot”’ art activity witnessed students of the Functional and High Support Programmes coming together to create stamps depicting racial harmony and the school value “Respect” through their artworks. Stalls were set up to showcase our multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society. Students were given the opportunities to experience various food items, ethnic jewellery, headdress and musical instruments. Students also enjoyed a story-telling session that intertwined the essence of racial harmony into the stories.
All in all, it was an action-packed day for the students and they thoroughly enjoyed the various experiences that the activities offered.
Racial Harmony Day 2016
Schools commemorate Racial Harmony Day on 21st July. On this day in 1964, Singapore saw racial riots. Racial Harmony Day serves to remind our students that social division costs us dearly and that race and religion are potential fault-lines in Singapore society. It is a day for schools to reflect on, and celebrate our success as a harmonious nation and society built on a rich diversity of cultures and heritages.
The theme for this year’s Racial Harmony Day is “Our Cultural Heritage”. Students and teachers from Meridian Primary School as well as volunteers from Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and W Hotel joined the school in the celebration. The day started off with an exciting harmony trail looking for characters dressed in Singapore ethnic costumes such as the Sam Sui Woman, Satay Man and the Saree Lady. The students made use of the iPads to snap pictures to complete the trail.
Students also participated in mini quiz to test their knowledge of greetings in different languages. There was a fashion showcase featuring students and teachers in ethnic costumes. The choir group from Meridian Primary School sang local favourites like “Chan Mali Chan” and “Munnaeru Vaalibaa”. The volunteers from MBS taught the students to sing the Song “The More We Get Together” in four different languages! The students had an enjoyable time developing a sense of appreciation for the different races in Singapore.