Children benefit in many ways by undertaking visits away from home with their peers from school. These benefits include building independence, character education and allowing them to gain new perspectives on the world. By staying away from home and coming into contact with a different environment, a new culture or a language, children can better understand their place in the community and develop an openness to differences in others.
From a learning viewpoint, the activities allow the children to think about some of the risks on their terms; we must be able to provide a sense of challenge at different times. We often talk about getting outside of our comfort zone, which is simply a metaphor for learning. When a child pushes the edges of that comfort zone, learning begins.
We value our expedition programme for the opportunities it provides our children and teachers to grow together – to get to know each other in a different setting and see each other as more than teachers and students. We are mindful of the wonderful learning on well-planned and coordinated expeditions where risk is minimised, but the challenge is presented.
Our expedition programme is as follows:
- Grade 2 - Sentosa and SEA Aquarium (2D1N).
- Grade 3 - Singapore Zoo - Camping (2D1N).
- Grade 4 - Sea Gypsy Resort, Sibu, Malaysia (4D3N)
- Grade 5 - Telunas, Indonesia (4D3N)
- Grade 6 - Rawa, Malaysia (4D3N)