Monday, February 11, 2008

Today Defence Day 2008 (Pupil's Reflections)

Pupil's Reflections for P5 and P6 TKPS welcomes you to post your reflections on
Total Defence Day 2008 Activities

62 comments:

velu said...

Dear Pupils
Please post your reflections about TDD 2008 Activities

Do mention your name and class.

Do your part!

velu said...

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Mariana said...

We like the Total Defence Day celebrated in our school recently. We learnt to understand how war time was like in Singapore before in 1942. It made us realise that we must treasure peace and harmony in our country.
The boys said, "We will grow up to be strong men and defend Singapore."
The girls said, "Although we won't be in the army, we can still do our part. We will always stand up for Singapore."

Mrs Ella Ong said...

Pupils from Pr 6 Love says:

The biscuits have never tasted so good until we understood what our forefathers went through during the war. We will study hard and grow up to be good and useful citizens to help defend our country. We will also preserve racial and religious harmony and be good children of Singapore.

5LO said...

We enjoyed the presentation. Some of the pictures evoked strong emotions, for example, sorrow. We learnt a great deal. Total Defence is really virtuous. It makes us feel secure as we know what to do in times of emergencies. War is horrible as there is so much suffering :physical and mental, among others. Together, we'll protect and defend Singapore if there's a crisis.

Observations collated by Ms Ravinderjit Kaur

3 Joy said...

3 Joy
Able to understand to some extent the difficulties faced by the blind and the deaf.

Being a responsible citizen of Singapore by working hard and taking care of the country.

5 Hum said...

5 Hum enjoyed the assembly program very much! They have learnt the importance of the 5 total defences. They especially liked the segment where Mr Zad interviewed the panel of experts.

P5 K said...

Hi we are P5 Kindness. We reflect on the skit by P6 Harmony and felt that they have done a good job in bringing Total Defence closer and more meaningful to us. Initially we were unfamiliar with the 5 types of Defences and had difficulty remembering them. Upon class reflection and discussion, we have come up with an acronym: C.E.M.P.S. They are Civil, Economic, Military, Psychological and Social.The food rationing drill has made many of us realise how fortunate we are. We should be contented with what we have. Many of us refused to drink the Newater but upon reflection, we felt bad about it. Imagine if there is no water. Moreover we should have faith in our Newater Plant. Singapore products are well-received world-wide. Why not Newater? The TD Week is a good learning platform for each and everyone of us.
P5 Kindness & Mrs Lim YH

Anonymous said...

We found the presentation interesting and useful. It teaches us to be ready.
We are grateful we are now living in peace and not during the war.
We hope Singapore will always be a safe place to live.
We will stay and defend Singapore if the need arises.

5 respect

Anonymous said...

timothy said:

this is fine but something is wrong
when the other country attack us we must defend while but some other people us their privite plane to other country .i must stand well but i also need to defend my country well,so we should not leave our country and fight for our country.

from:5harmony student

Anonymous said...

Hey,total defence day this year is really cool!It really helps to be prepared during times of crisis.The play was really meaningful as it explains what happens when we are ignorant.ihope total defence day is always commemorated this way!

Ameer Hamzah,5Harmony

Ameer said...

Hey,total defence day this year is really cool!It really helps to be prepared during times of crisis.The play was really meaningful as it explains what happens when we are ignorant.ihope total defence day is always commemorated this way!

Ameer Hamzah,5Harmony

Jia Yi said...

Even though the biscuits tastes horrible to some of us , but if there's short of food , alot of people will fight over one piece of biscuit.

Matthew Ng said...

The total defence day last year and now was different.The difference is that the biscuits and water tasted better as i understand more about the TDD and it makes me feel very fortunate as compared to the victims last time,as we have alot of food to eat now.
Matthew Ng

timothy said...

this is fine but something is wrong
when the other country attack us we must defend while but some other people us their plane to fly to other country .i must stand well but i also need to defend my country well,so we should not leave our country and fight for our country!!!!

from:timothy
5harmony

Jared Koh said...

Total Defence Day is a important day for Singapore. When the Japanese attack us, we cannot protect ourselves as Singapore thought that the British will protect us. During the war, many innocent people died. So we commemorate Total Defence Day be prepared for any emergancies.

STEVEN CHRISTIANSEN said...

We commemorate Total Defence day in school on 13 Feb.we ate plain biscuits and water. It doesn't taste really good, but when we remembered the soldiers who stood up for Singapore,those who fought for Singapore.We will study hard to be good Singaporeans to contribute to the economic defence.

5 harmony student

Liang Ganzhao said...

Total defence day is a very meaningful day as it shows that we should always be prepared.We are very lucky as we are safe now.

Liang Ganzhao, 5Harmonyasdfe

Iliya Izzudin said...

I learned that our forefathers suferred through the world war 2.We must protect our country in the future if there is world war 3 and even girls should do their part!Study hard and work hard!

5 Harmony

Lim Si Hao Bennett said...

i think this day is quite meaningful because we can experience what is happening in the war,we can see what is the food in the war and how does it taste like.the food does not taste that good but in the war those people still need to eat it no matter what.

Kuah Wee Ping said...

During total Defence Day,which is on 15 feb2008,i know alot about toal defence and how we commemorate it.we had fire drill and food rationing on the day before total defence day and on last monday,p6 harmony show us the ne.mation video and we learnt alot about total defence.there are 5 defences in total defence which are:Civil, Economic, Military, Psychological and Social defence.we also had sport day on Total Defence and the game are:floor ball,mini soccer,volley ball and captain ball.We put in our best and we won the two match.We alos know alot about it when Mr Razali told us about what to do during emargencies such as fire drill,IPP and tremor.

Kuah Wee Ping 5 harmony

Teh Xin Lei said...

We were given biscuits and NEWater on Total Defence Day. Many said the biscuits were plain and ate it unwillingly. For NEWater,they refused to drink it.After the presentation in the hall,we went for our reccess.That's where i saw alot of people trying to get rid of a FULL bottle of NEWater by pouring them out in the basin and throwing it into the recycling bin.What a waste!Some of my friends attempted to do it,but i stopped them in time.I told them that they should not waste water!Such acts on Total Defence Day are really very shameful.:(
Teh Xin Lei,
5 Harmony

Tan Shu Yan said...

The commemorating of Total Defence Day for this year is different.We had an English test for the first thing in the morning.In the middle of doing our test, the bell for the fire drill suddenly sounded and we had to leave our test halfway done. When we came back for only about half an hour we had to go to the hall to listen to a talk held by Mr.Zudof the 5 defences. After that we had a feast of biscuits and NEWater.Many of my friends including me noticed that the brand of biscuit is different and reluctantly ate it.For the NEWater, I couldn't stand the smell of the NEWater and sort of poured it away. Thought, I did drink a little of it. I knew I was wasting water but my stomach just cannot take it. =P

Shu Yan, 5 Harmony

Lim Teck Hwee said...

We have fire drill emergency exercise and we ate plain biscuits.It did not taste well.Mr. Zad had thought us something about War World 2 and told us some websites about Total Defense Day and I know that I will not leave Singapre if there is a war.I also know the five defenses.After Mr. Zad's talk,I will join the army and I will defend Singapore for sure.

By,Teck Hwee
5Harmony

Yap Chun Loong said...

i will be a very useful citizen and help to fight when war strike. As a student, i will make sure that i will study hard and contribute to Singapore economic defence.i will also be a very strong person so that i can protect my family when enermy come. But let us hope there is no war in the furture.

yapchunloong,5harmony

Jasmine said...

I think this year's total defense day was extremely intresting as the talk from Mr Razali taught about what to do when terrorists attacks.However,the biscuits tasted terrible so i can understand how the victims in world war 2 suffered.Maybe,they don't even have biscuits to eat.I think we are really lucky to be born in Singapore.
5 Harmony

Tan Yu Long said...

We commemorate Total Defence Day in the fall of Singapore to Japanese.I learnt that we must have the five defences,Civil Defence,Social Defence,Millitary Defence,Economic Defence and Psychological Defence.

Soong Le Xuan said...

We commemorate Total Defence Day in our school on 13 Feb.On that day,we did food rationing,but it was not food rationing to me because other people keep giving me biscuits as they don't want thiers.Although the biscuits did not taste that good but I still ate it because in real war we won't get biscuits at all.We learned about the 5 Defence and we can play a part in it by studying hard and joining the National Service.We must learn what to do during emergencies to know what we can do during a real emergency.

Tan Li YI said...

Singapore commemorate Total Defence Day on 13 Feb. We ate plain biacuits is quite feast of the war in 1942. Back then,the people didn't have biscuits to eat. But now, Sinapore is defencing our country very well. As me, I will defence my country by going for NS to contribute to Singapore's economy.

Tan Li Yi from 5 Harmony

Hew Kai Zhe said...

Total Defence Day is a day to commemorate how our forefathers had stand through the war.The presentation shows us how they had felt the fear and sorrow of war.We must study hard to be a good Singaporean and to defend our country.There was short of food whenthere was war as we had felt it when they conducted the food and water rationing.We must cherish our love ones and defend all rights no matther what it takes when there is crisis.
Hew Kai Zhe
5 Harmony

Matthew Ng said...

The TDD makes me remeber that how our forefathers stand through the wars even how diffcult it is they will still stand up for Singapore. This make me felt very proud being a singaporean.The TDD also makes me know what to do during a fire drills.I feel that even though i hate eating biscuits but i will still eat them as i was very hungry like what happened in the war last time.
Matthew Ng
P5harmony

Denzel Sim said...

I now know that our forefathers suffered more than us.We should be happy and not choosy about things because we now have sufficent water,food and stationery materials unlike the people who suffered during the war.We should not waste our supplies now because when our homeland,Singapore,gets attacked again,we will be ready.

Tang Wen Yue said...

I liked this year's Total Defence Day because of the video clips.I hope we will have something like this next year because the clips were very meaningful and teach us a lot about Total Defence.The food rationing was fine but the water was not.There was even a little boy who tried to put the bottle inside the plastic bag before he finished the water.But I bet he would have finished the water if there was really no water to drink.

Tang Wen Yue 5 Harmony

Deamond Tan said...

We learnt from Total Defence Day
what the people of Singapore experienced when there was warMay people died and only a number survived...of Singapore.I will cherish the things Ihave now and not take things for granted.

Ng Xiu Yi said...

i think that Total Defence Day is a very meaningful Day for all of us to commemorate.i just wany to tell all of you:all of us should help Singapore by doing our part.If i can do my part to help Singapore,and so can you too!!

Tan Shu Yan said...

The commemoration of Total Defence Day for this year is different.We had an English test for the first thing in the morning.In the middle of doing our test, the bell for the fire drill suddenly sounded and we had to leave our test halfway done. When we came back for only about half an hour we had to go to the hall to listen to a talk held by Mr.Zad of the 5 defences. After that we had a feast of biscuits and NEWater.Many of my friends including me noticed that the brand of biscuit is different and reluctantly ate it.For the NEWater, I couldn't stand the smell of the NEWater and sort of poured it away. Thought, I did drink a little of it. I knew I was wasting water but my stomach just cannot take it. =P

Madeline Chern said...

i enjoyed the assembly programe about total defence day and had to eat biscuits in the hall,the hall was quite dirty after everyone ate their biscuits.the biscuits were delicious!.But i really felt sad for all those soldiers who died in world war 1 and 2.when i went for the national service war memorial in 15 Feb 2008,there was alot of other school who went there too,not just tkps.Each school has a representive to put a ring in the the war memorial but too bad our school didn't have a representive.....many other people also had put a ring too and there was some people who burned joss sticks for the soldiers who died.i think the trip to the war memorial was a meaning one i ever had.Althrough i had to sit in the grass and get bitten.=D

Tan Wei Ern said...

I Like To Commemorate TTD And See Some Video About TTD And Know How Much Suffering Our Forefathers Had Went Through.We Must Know How To Escape To Protect Ourseives.During The Fire Drill,We Must Know What To Do. We Must Protect Our Country.No Matter What Happens,We Must Not Be Scarycats And Leave The Country.By Wei Ern

Sheree Toh Jia Jing said...

This year's Total Defence day is different from last year's total Defence Day.We had food rationing and had a talk on how to evacuate during a crisis and how to prevent ourselves from danger.
I also went to the 41st War Memorial.I felt sad those people who died in the war.
After all those things I had learnt,I promise to study hard and bring glory to Singapore and our school,Telok Kurau Primary School.

YA HUI said...

This year on 15 Febuary,the Total
Denfence Day ,when we all are eating and drinking biscuit,newater because of commemorating TDD .Let me had a taste at the olden when the war was on ,we can't be fussy of what we eat and drink.Luckily now Singapore ,the country we live in.
Have the 5 denfences;Civil,Econmic,Military,
Psychological and Social. BUT WE CAN'T just leave the job for the 5 denfences we must also do our part to help.By studying hard to contribute to the Singapore's Econmic.YaHui 5HARMONY

Nisa Nazurah said...

We commemorate Total Defence Day on the 15 February every year.We had commemorate it on 13 February.On that day,we were having our test when the fire bell rung. we stoped what ever we were donig and stayed calmed.On that same day,we also had food rationing.We ate biscuits and drinked plain water.By doing this, we will know what our forefathers when through during those difficult times.And remember, by doing this,we will know what to do and we will be prepared in times of crisis.

5 Harmony

Vanessa Poon said...

I like going to the war memorial walk.At the war memorial walk ,I witness how the commemorate the
41st years of the civilan victim during the japanese ocupation.
When I came back,there was a fire drill!We evacuated.I agreed that there should be more of such activites so that we will know what to do during an emergency.After the fire drill,we went to the hall and watch a play.There was a food and water rationing.The biscuits and water never tasted so good.I had learnt that how our forefather suffered just hoping that their children or even great grandchildren will have a better life.I will study hard and grow up to be a useful singaporean.Although I am a female,if there is not enough male in the national sevice ,I will be the first female to join the NS.
5 Harmony

Iffah Amirah 5Ha said...

I knew what it was like during the World War two when we had food rationing and water rationing.Even though the NEWater taste wierd i did try to finsh it.With every bite i ate, I imagined I was in the past,I felt like I was the one which was suffering,nothing to eat and drink.
I also learned a lot about total defence day after Mr.Zad explained the importance of the 5 Total Defence.Now I will stand up for Singapore in time of crisis even if I'm not in the army.

TAY LI SI said...

TOTAL DEFENCE DAY was really awsome as we learned about the 5 defences. TAY LI SI 5HARMONY

Hew Kai Zhe said...

When there is war,we need to contribute to Singapore's economy by protecting my country.
Hew Kai Zhe
P5harmony

Kuah Wee Ping said...

During total Defence Day,which is on 15 feb2008,i know alot about total defence and how we commemorate it.we had fire drill and food rationing on the day before total defence day and on last monday,p6 harmony show us the ne.mation video and we learnt alot about total defence.there are 5 defences in total defence which are:Civil, Economic, Military, Psychological and Social defence.we also had sport day on Total Defence and the game are:floor ball,mini soccer,volley ball and captain ball.We put in our best and we won the two match.We also know alot about it when Mr Razali told us about what to do during emargencies such as fire drill,IPP and tremor.

Kuah Wee Ping 5 harmony

YA HUI said...

This year on 15 Febuary,the Total
Defence Day ,when we all are eating and drinking biscuit,newater because of commemorating TDD .Let me had a taste at the olden when the war was on ,we can't be fussy of what we eat and drink.Luckily now Singapore ,the country we live in.
Have the 5 defences;Civil,Econmic,Military,
Psychological and Social. BUT WE CAN'T just leave the job for the 5 denfences we must also do our part to help.By studying hard to contribute to the Singapore's Econmic.YaHui 5HARMONY

Lim Xin Ying said...

I learn alot of Total Defence they are Civil, Economic, Military, Psychological and Social Defence.I will Study hard and contribute to Singapore's economy!

Yap Chun Loong said...

Other contry are strong but Singapore are jus as strong as them!!!


5 harmony yap chunloong

xin lei said...

On total defence day, the food we only had is biscuit and plain water.Alot of people don't like it and so they don't eat.When I was going back to my classroom ,I saw alot of uneaten food and alot of bottle which is full of water in the rubbish bin which is near the hall.They don't know how fortunate they are to have food to eat,our forefathers didn't even have anything to eat when the Japanese attacked Singapore.They should cherish the food they have now.
5 Harmony

Tan Li Yi said...

Singapore commemorate Total Defence Day on 15 Feb. We ate plain biacuits is quite feast of the war in 1942. Back then,the people didn't have biscuits to eat. But now, Sinapore is defencing our country very well. As me, I will defence my country by going for NS to contribute to Singapore's economy.

Tham Zhe Syuen said...

After I've thought for a while then I relised that its Total Defence day today(15 Feb)!Although the fire drill had disturbed our mock test,but it was good because we took more than 1 hour instead of 1 hour to finish it! Then after,we assembled at the quadrangle.During the presentation of Mr Zad's,many of the boys wanted girls to be army but for me, I REJECT!We learnt how to defend ourselves and the pictures are scary but i wish there were more.We had the food rationing there.Our class were given 5 pieces of biscuit and a bottle of water each.The biscuit was nice but its difficult to swallow because it's sticky,but I finish it then drank the whole bottle of water.This commemorating of Total Defence Day was fun and I wish it would be like this next year!
5 Harmony

Tham Qinglian said...

Although we were given biscuits, it taste plain and teacher gave us many butI just ate a few pieces then threw the rest in the big and black rubbish bin.Some felt that the NEWater was disgusting as Mr.Tan said that we were drinking some of our own as the NEWater is a kind of reused water.So after the presentation by Mr.Zad,we went for recess and some of them poured the bottle NEWater into the basin and threw the empty bottle into the recycling bin.I felt that the act is very shameful.
Tham Qinglian
5Harmony

tham qing lian n teh xin lei said...

During the panel of experts talk,A topic we were disccussing was 'Should girls go for national service?' One of the P6 boy said that boys should be househusbands and girls should go for national service. i don't agree with this suggestion because this means that the boys are irresponsible as they are trying pushing the hard work to the girls and enjoy themselves.Adding the girls to the national service with the boys is actually trying to be STRONGER in defence.If the girls are to do these ALONE as what the boys are doing now,isn't it the same?
Teh Xin Lei and Tham Qinglian from 5Harmony

Shao Jin Rui said...

Shao Jin Rui said...
From the activity, I have learned that we must show respect to everyone and must not tease or laugh at them.We should always be prepared in times of difficulty.The food was a good example of how times were before. I wish that the total defence day will always be commemorate this way!
Shao Jin Rui

Wed Feb 20, 09:36:00 AM SGT

5 Joy said...

Should we stay in times of war?
Yes

1.We must have courage in times of difficulty.

2.Need to do our best help save our country.

3.We should not abandon whole country by leaving.
4.Singapore has always helped us so when it comes to times of war it is our turn to help the country.

5 Joy said...

NS for Girls?
Yes

1.Once they go to NS they will be proud to be Singaporean and will help to fight during war.

2.More people to defend and save the country.

3.So that the girls will be ready and prepared in times of war.

4.Fair for both genders as men has served in NS for all these years.

5 joy said...

Food Rationing?

1.Learnt how our great-grandparents in the past suffered in times of war.

2.Must remember people who were affected by WW2 did not have any food, we must not be fussy about food.

3.Whenever there is war and there is no food, we will be fine because we are already trained.

5 joy said...

What did you learn about Total Defence?

1.We have to work with one another, and unite as one to protect Singapore so our country will be safe.

2.We must help to defend and protect our country, family and friends.

3.Everyone has a part to play.

4.We must fight with our strength and not forget people who fought in the war but died to save Singapore.

5.Learnt about the sacrifices people has made to help us in the past.

5 joy said...

Animations on National Education


1. Bean fell down on a rainy day and grew up to be a tree- must not give up in times of trouble
2. The seeds mixed up together- we need to share and play together.
3. The video on the bomb by the jet and fire was made from clay- showing WW2 and how we must defend ourselves.
4. The babies that climbed up the blocks to get the milk- have to make friends and help each other.
5. The girls building sandcastles and a boy knocked it down- even though we have a small country we have a big heart.

Darkditex said...

After some talks from the experts, I realised that if we play around during emergencies, we could cause lives. We fellow Singaporeans must always be ready for anything, no matter where it happens, or when it happens. We must also not flee our countries in times of crisis like war, food and water shortage. Those who run away are people who only care for themselves, not aboutthe country they live in. Those are the people not loyal to their country. So no matter what happens, we must defend our country.

Jared Ng Wei Zan
5 Harmony

6 Peaceful said...

6 Peace: We learnt that we must be alert and vigilant at all times. To also listen to instructions during emergencies. Do not panic but know that everyone can play a part.