Educational trip enhances students’ learning

Izah Azahari

Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah joined 122 Year 7 students from Jerudong International School (JIS) on an educational trip to the Brunei Darussalam Maritime Museum and Archaeological Park in Kota Batu.

Upon arrival, Her Royal Highness was greeted by Deputy Permanent Secretary (Cultural) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) Dr Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah, Acting Director at the Museums Department of MCYS Amirul Shukri bin Haji Hafneh and staff of the museum.

The trip, organised by Head of Humanities David Griffiths, introduced students to Brunei’s geography and history.

They were accompanied by teachers from the school’s Humanities Faculty. JIS Pastoral Director of Senior School Richard Bourbon was also present.

David Griffiths said the trip enabled them to introduce the students to humanities and the concept of field work and how data is collected.

“We are privileged to have educational resources like the Brunei Darussalam Maritime Museum and the Archaeological Park in Kota Batu on our doorstep to enhance our students’ learning. A trip like this encourages the students to discover, question and learn. We hope it will start to create a passion for Geography and History too,” said David Griffiths.

During the trip, the students completed a set of worksheets, answering questions on what they discovered at the locations.

Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah and students of Jerudong International School (JIS) during the educational trip to Brunei Darussalam Maritime Museum. PHOTO: JIS