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2017

Date Name of Newspaper & Heading Written By

On 9 October 2017

Learning life lessons through sweat and toil

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Clara Chong, Straits Times online

 

 

On 26 July 2017

Water Learning Programme

Northbrooks Secondary School had launched Mandarin-speaking guided tours to Seletar Reservoir in 2013 and recently extended such tours to Yishun Primary School. 24 student guides from Northbrooks led the tour for about 30 Yishun Primary School students on 2nd March and 90 students from Northbrooks Secondary 1 Chinese Class on 8th March. The programme provided opportunities for students to explore, discover, capture their imaginations and learn various aspects of the Singapore Water Story and encouraged students to take up the responsibility of caring for water during the learning journey to Seletar Reservoir.

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On 6 February 2017

Pyrotechnician puts stereotypes to the torch

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Kok Xing Hui, Straits Times online

 

 

2016

Date Name of Newspaper & Heading Written By

On 26 July 2016

Youth show off talent in new SYF segment 

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Clement Yong, Straits Times, 11/7, pB8

On 15 February 2016

Outdoor education at two schools benefit students

The report noted that Ag Min (Schools) said in parliament last month that MOE would strive to provide a holistic environment for students during every stage of their education process for their overall developments. This would include providing students with time, space and opportunities to discover and develop their talents and to develop their passions for lifelong learning.

Report featured two schools which had incorporated outdoor sports and teaching as part of their Learning for Life Programme.

  • Northbrooks Secondary School organised camping and other outdoor activities for its students every year. It had started serious planning in 2013 on how to utilise its existing school facilities to provide its students with more comprehensive outdoor education programme. More than 2,000 students had since experienced outdoor education, which had included rock climbing, abseiling and orienteering. Teacher in-charge-of outdoor education Hong Guowei (Ang Kok Wee) said that the school’s outdoor education aims were “A.C.E.” (Adventure, Character and Environment), hence its outdoor education would not only train students to be tough-minded but also to exercise care for the environment.
  • Greendale Primary School started its Learning for Life Programme in 2015, which had benefited 1,500 primary one to six students to date. The school would design a different programme for students of different levels.  Teacher-in-charge Wang Guosheng said that outdoor education could develop students' resilience, perseverance and confidence while our younger generation needed to learn to care for the environment and enjoy the outdoors for a healthier mind and body.

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Tang Hwa Kwee, ZB, 10/2, p13