AT THE Jerudong International School (JIS), teachers employ a wide variety of teaching methods to stimulate the students and make them utilise their maximum potential.
Field trips are an essential part of teaching at JIS’ Humanities Faculty (Geography and History) and the school 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.
For that reason, last week, 84 students in Year 9 went on the action-packed 15th annual trip to Singapore.
Students were fortunate enough to visit the fascinating Asian Civilizations Museum where they were encouraged to find a display of Southeast Asian history that interested them. They also visited the famous Fort Canning Park; heard and experienced the Singapore story; learnt about the vision that Singapore has developed to sustain such a vibrant city; and the geographical impact of its development.
The students absorbed the cosmopolitan ethos of Singapore, experiencing the busy streets, wonderful foods, and retail centres.
The trip was designed to offer the students a chance to understand how Singapore became the melting pot of different, influences, both historical and geographical, that have developed over time and produced such a varied, multi-cultural city.
The students also had the opportunity to visit the enthralling Singapore Night Safari, and the exciting experience riding the rollercoasters of Universal Studios.