Burn, homework, burn

Burn, homework, burn

Phew! It's finally over. And Kiss92 DJ Arnold Gay chose an unusual way to mark the end of the PSLE season - helping his son to light a bonfire with his school assessment sheets.

The 46-year-old also invited his son's friends and his friend's children to throw piles of worksheets into the fire in an incense-burning drum.

He said it started off as a light-hearted comment when his Primary 6 son was having a stressful time coping with schoolwork.

"I told my son half-jokingly that I'll prepare a bonfire for him to burn everything once his PSLE is over.

"I thought he would have forgotten about it but he didn't, so I kept my promise," he said.

Mr Gay bought the drum for $5 to prepare for the bonfire on a driveway outside his house in Katong last Saturday . His 12-year-old son asked a few of his close friends from school to join him, while Mr Gay got some of his friends to bring their children to take part.

In total, 20 children joined in. "It was symbolic for the kids as they released their pent-up frustrations from preparing for their exams. We could see from the happy looks on their faces that they really appreciated it," he said. Mr Gay's friend, Mr Adrian Lee, whose two daughters took part in the bonfire, felt it was a good idea.

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