It was an afternoon to remember when Philicia Tan and I, along with 25 Team Member Volunteers, hosted a group of 40 students and 18 teachers from Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School for fun-filled activities at ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands on Thursday, 17 January 2013.

This very first activity for 2013 is part of Sands for Singapore, Marina Bay Sands’ Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Sands for Singapore aims to provide opportunities of a lifetime and for a lifetime to Singaporeans in need. This is achieved through our volunteer work, sponsoring training and enrichment programmes for the disadvantaged while leveraging on what our multi-faceted property has to offer.

The students, aged 6 to 11 years old, were treated to an exclusive tour of The Art of The Brick exhibition before trying their hands on a tote-bag printing activity using LEGO bricks.

ArtScience Museum donated 140,000 pieces of the bricks from its LEGO Christmas Tree last year to the school, which will be benefiting the students as teaching aids.

The volunteer spirit was once again widely visible as Team Member Volunteers took part in this meaningful event and accompanied the students at ArtScience Museum. Familiar faces were seen at the event with some new Team Members joining us for the first time.

Sands for Singapore, Marina Bay Sands’ Corporate Social Responsibility programme, consists of 25 committee members and more than 130 Team Members who are ambassadors for our CSR initiatives.

Photographer Jeff Chouw soaking in the volunteer spirit as he demonstrates the joy of photography to a student

Executive Pastry Chef Ryan Witcher with a student

The Team Member Volunteers

Associate Director, ArtScience Museum, Ross Leo presenting the bricks to Teacher Sean from Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School

Guest Service Agent from Mall Concierge, Charrie Sibal (left), assisting the students at the workshop

Team Member Volunteers and the students striking a pose at The Art of Brick exhibit

A student with a Team Member volunteer giving the thumbs up as he proudly shows his work of art