24 Aug 2017

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A group of MDIS staff and Angel Heart Club student volunteers headed to Metta School on 24 August, determined to bring fun and excitement to the children at the school.

Four activity zones were prepared for the Metta School Carnival, including fun games, a bouncy castle, a petting zoo and lantern-making. The children had an engaging time from one activity to the next, interacting with MDIS staff and student volunteers who were on hand to assist them at each station.

The highlight for the children was certainly the petting zoo, which had over ten rabbits of different sizes, breed and colours for the children to pet, play and cuddle.  An eager child even asked to bring home one of the rabbits!

Another popular activity was the arts and craft station where the children got to make their very own Despicable Me’s Minion themed lantern. As the children lit up their lanterns, their spontaneous smiles left an indelible mark on each and every of one of our volunteers’ hearts.

Over at the bouncy castle, squeals of laughter could be heard as the children jumped about enthusiastically, high with energy. 

When it came time for a break, the children settled down for snacks and ice cream. They were so elated with the day’s activities that they repeatedly told their teachers how much fun they had at the carnival. It was indeed very heartwarming to see the joy on their faces!

Metta School caters to students with Mild Intellectual Disability (MID) and/or mild autism. Students are between 7 to 21 years old. The event on that day was designed and organized for the children in the PM session, age 7 to 13.