Seventeen year old, Marc Ong, from Hwa Chong Institution has published an illustrated road safety book, “How to Read the Roads”. The cartoon illustrated book introduces readers to traffic rules through instructions and illustrations. Marc hopes that the book will help him share his knowledge of road safety and reduce the frequency of tragic road accidents involving children.
The teenager will also give all net proceeds to The Straits Times School Pocket Money. He was inspired to do so when he remembered witnessing a primary school friend of his who often could not afford to buy food from the school canteen and he wanted to help others in similar straits.
(1) Share some road safety rules that you abide by.
(2) How has Marc shown examples of compassion and commitment (our school values) when he wrote the book?
(3) Given the opportunity, would you like to write a book to help young people too? What would
the book be about?