On 8 December 2016, a launch event was held at Fidgets, an indoor playground, for three books written by 7 talented 10-year-old students from CHIJ Kellock Primary School. The three books are titled “No”, “Emily and the Paintbrush” and “The Magic Bag of Gold Coins” respectively, which are part of a collaboration project between CHIJ Kellock Primary School and The Rice Company Limited, in commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the Business Times Budding Artist Fund (BTBAF).
The books are a result of months of the students’ hard work, after attending a Design Thinking Camp where they went on field trips around Singapore to gather inspiration, and spending long hours thinking of inspirational storylines to touch the hearts of their readers. Through the writing process, the students picked up valuable lessons of gratitude and learnt about the importance of giving back to society, which are also key values aligned with the BTBAF’s mission.
At the book launch, guests were treated to a sumptuous buffet spread, as well as a live reading session of the books by the authors themselves, together with one of the BTBAF beneficiaries, Joash.
Look at the bright smiles of our happy guests together with Joash!
Following the successful book launch, the books will then be distributed to primary schools nationwide in 2017. With that, we commend the noble giving spirit of our young talented authors and hope that these books can make an impact in young readers’ lives in encouraging them to give back to society in their own unique ways, no matter how big or small their actions may be!
Contributed by Michelle Soh from Nanyang Junior College