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Pilot scheme to teach pre-schoolers about heritage

Published on May 24, 2014 5:00 PM

SINGAPORE - To help nurture the next generation of art and heritage lovers from a young age, a pilot scheme will bring 400 pre-schoolers to the National Museum of Singapore from May to October this year.

Twenty pre-school teachers will also work with museum educators to design lesson plans based on heritage objects such as a Tiffin carrier. Called Singapore's Little Treasures, the project is by the National Heritage Board (NHB) in partnership with the Early Childhood Development Agency.

It involves 10 pre-schools for now but may be extended to all interested pre-schools from next year, depending on the pilot. The NHB also hopes to involve other museums.

This is "so that we can start this sense of a museum-going culture from young", said Minister for Community, Culture and Youth Lawrence Wong on Saturday. He was speaking at the launch of PLAY @ National Museum of Singapore, a special new area of the museum dedicated to children and young families.

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