Together with other schools in Singapore, Pathlight celebrated Racial Harmony Day on 21 July 2016. Racial Harmony Day (RHD) serves to remind students on the importance of maintaining racial and religious harmony in Singapore. Pathlighters were encouraged to dress in traditional ethnic costumes and participated in a variety of cultural activities and games. These activities were purposefully designed to allow students to better understand the diverse cultures in Singapore and appreciate the importance of living harmoniously among different races. They were also treated to a multi-cultural dance performance by a professional dance group and some students in the audience were even invited on stage to dance along!
In addition, our Primary 5 students from Birch Class joined their friends at Townsville Primary School for an integrated Racial Harmony Day celebration. Their Townsville buddies presented personalised cards with heartfelt messages as welcome gifts to each of our students. Pathlighters also had the opportunity to try out different ethnic food and participated in a variety of cultural activities, such as Henna painting and trying out musical instruments of different cultures.
Overall, it was a fun and enriching Racial Harmony Day celebration for Pathlighters, as they got to learn and appreciate the cultural diversity in Singapore.