Children in some pre-schools read The Straits Times as part of lessons

Teacher Chng Shu Min, 25, at St James' Church Kindergarten (Leedon campus) uses The Straits Times to teach children current affairs.
Teacher Chng Shu Min, 25, at St James' Church Kindergarten (Leedon campus) uses The Straits Times to teach children current affairs.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
Stacie Khng, 5, a K2 pupil at St James' Church Kindergarten (Leedon campus).
Stacie Khng, 5, a K2 pupil at St James' Church Kindergarten (Leedon campus).ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - About 20 children are crowding around teacher Chng Shu Min, 25, as she holds up a newspaper article with a photograph of a dead whale lying amid a clump of trees.

At the Leedon Road campus of St James' Church Kindergarten, the Kindergarten 2 pupils, aged five and six, are taking part in a current affairs discussion based on this article. Titled Whale of a Mystery, it was cut out from a recent copy of The Straits Times.

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