Young pre-schoolers rarely have the chance to “compete” in sports and relay games. At NurtureStars Sports Day on 24 August 2019 the children found that they could really have fun competitively, especially with their parents helping out.

Some 370 children from Pre Nursery 1 to Kindergarten 2 were joined by about 1,000 parents and family members at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall to “sweat it out” either as participants or supporters.

The event was flagged off by Dr. Akira Maehashi, Professor from Waseda University, Japan, and Advisor to JACPA, Japan & NurtureStars Preschool. After the opening speech by Mr Donald Tan, SAFRA’s Deputy CEO, all parents and guests joined in a mass workout led by a team from ActiveSG.

70 Nursery children put up a PE demonstration, followed by a showcase of JACPA’s Hula hoops and skipping ropes exercises by the kindergarten children.

Many of the children had a roaring good time taking part in more than half a dozen games, including ‘Junior Dash,’ ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ and ‘Act it Out.’

The half-day programme was wrapped up with the perennial favourite – the ‘Tug-of-War’ between two teams of parents. Children and family members are rooting for their respective teams.

The event not only showcase the children’s confidence, but also for parents to bond with their young loved ones as well.

The event was flagged off by Dr. Akira Maehashi, Advisor to JACPA, Japan & NurtureStars Preschool.

Mr Donald Tan, SAFRA’s Deputy CEO, giving his opening speech during the event.

“Acting it Out” during one of the parents-child games item. Can you guess what am I acting?

Our little ones demonstrating good balancing skills with the help her daddy on a balancing beam without any fears.

“Hold tight, no worries. Daddy’s here! A gymnastic item for the 3 years old girl.

Parents participating in Tug-of-war: Come on guys, let’s win this final for our children.