CARE by Hillgrove: Students join the Caring SG Commuters movement with Tower Transit Singapore
The Public Transport Council (PTC) partnered a class of 30 Secondary 3 students of Hillgrove Secondary School on a Values in Action (VIA) project.
The objective of the project is to raise awareness of the importance of having a caring and inclusive commuting culture on public transport among students. Students will also be given opportunities to show appreciation to, and interact with, bus captains.
During the three hour event, which took place from 1pm to 4pm at the Bukit Batok Bus Interchange and Bukit Batok MRT station, a group of 30 Secondary 3 students from Hillgrove Secondary School learned about what it meant to be a caring commuter by helping commuters-in-need through different acts of care, for example, helping elderly commuters carry heavy objects/groceries and assisting them in wayfinding.
The students also had the opportunity to learn from Tower Transit Singapore on the procedures for deploying a ramp when a wheelchair user needs to board or alight a bus. This experience also allowed the students to build a better understanding on how they can offer help to wheelchair users when they encounter them on their daily commute.
Watch the students' afternoon out of the classroom to do acts of care here: