About 500 students participated on Car-Free Sunday SG, a community initiative that promotes the car-lite message and enlivens Singapore streets.
On 29 October 2017, around 500 RP students participated in Car-Free Sunday SG, a community initiative that aims to promote the car-lite message and enliven Singapore’s streets. Led by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the event helped to raise awareness on the benefits of utilising roads in different ways that support socially responsible activities.
RP’s School of Sports, Health and Leisure (SHL) students, spent a month developing the programmes, planning the fitness booth layout and procuring the equipment required for this event. The range of activities organised included strongman, powerlifting, and high-intensity interval training, callisthenics tryouts, speed and agility challenges, healthy food cooking demos, interactive nutrition games, mental health awareness exhibitions, and the very popular and well-received Zumba and KpopX Fitness mass exercise sessions. The students’ involvement formed part of an authentic learning experience in their Health and Wellness module.
RP’s contributions did not stop there — Mr Aaron Chen Angus, Assistant Programme Chair for RP’s Diploma in Health Management and Promotion (DHMP), led the students in sharing health tips to over 2,000 event participants from the public.
“Our students had the opportunity to conceptualise the activities, put up proposals for fundraising and lead the execution of the event,” Mr Chen said. “After conducting field research, students continued to refine their event plan to ensure that the activities were suitable for event participants of various age groups.”