AT JERUDONG International School (JIS), teachers employ a wide variety of teaching methods in order for each student to be stimulated to achieve their maximum potential. Field trips are an essential part of teaching. JIS firmly believes that these activities play a crucial part in linking knowledge learnt in the classroom to the real world, which is best achieved when reinforced through experience.
Recently, all four classes in Year Five went on a trip to Miri, Sarawak. They stayed at the Borneo Tropical Rainforest Resort for two nights, where they had a tour around the resort and had the opportunity to see tarantulas during their night walk.
All 70 students participated in the outdoor education activities such as obstacle course, low rope course, flying fox, abseiling, rock climbing, and multi-sports activities. The students were divided into groups and had to work together in some of the activities to build skills such as teamwork and communication. There were also some personal challenges.
Abseiling and flying fox were the favourites among the students.
One of the students, Ibrahim said, “The abseiling activity scared me but I was encouraged by my teachers and so I leapt off the abseiling tower like Tarzan!”
Meanwhile, another participant Hannah said, “The Miri trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I loved the activities that we did even though some were challenging and tiring! I especially enjoyed abseiling and the flying fox!”