So last year, when I attended the NDP celebration in Ace's school, I found out there was a SG Bear project at school.
This year, when there was a call for volunteers.. since I was free, I offered to volunteer my time lor:)
Asked Max to send us both to school as we have to reach early :) What better way to start the day then do a selfie.. with a PHOTOBOMBER in the background:) hahahaha
So the students then grouped.. some are to do it in the school hall and some will do it back in their classrooms. The great thing about this is that we were attached to the classes our children are in ;) ANd they will mix classes... like for Ace, his group was mixed with another group from P2 so they can help each other out:) Or rather, the big sisters and brothers can help the younger ones out..
Actually our group is quite fast and many of the kids finished one bear and offered to do another one... so many of them sewed two bears instead of one! And interestingly, the boys actually sew as well or even better than the girls!
For me, it was also an interesting experience because you see many different parenting styles at play. There are parents who want to help the kids do everything.. like cut thread for them... thread needle for them... etc... And because my style was different, I was wondering why they want to take away the fun of doing everything themselves:) Hahaha..
Then of course there is the sit beside them and guide step by step one.. and I only guide if they have problem..
I think he forgot I did most of the sewing at that Make A Nila event lor! Hahahahaah
But hor, this is not the end leh...
Because hor, most of the kids have never sewn before and these bears are going to be SOLD... so we need to check.. for those with very jialat stitches, we need to unpick and resew....
THen for the eyes that drop out, we need to paste back.. etc....
AFter that need to Febreeze it... so that it smells good.. and then need to pack it..
And so everyone went home feeling warm in their hearts knowing that they did something that will help others today:) Will most certainly try to volunteer again for next year's project:)
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