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A Fun Sojourn in Singapore

Back in May, a group of Year 6 students from R.E.A.L International School, Suria Campus, Cheras (RISS) embarked on a trip to Singapore as part of the ‘Graduation Year’ programme. For many in the group, this trip served as a valuable learning experience as they had to be self-reliant and independent in taking care of their own luggage as well as getting acquainted with procedures when going to a different country.

 

Once across the Causeway, the students’ first stop was the Omni Theatre where they experienced a ‘voyage’ to the fascinating world of animals. The show featured a light-hearted and imaginary take on a variety of animals including cheetahs that race like Ferraris, bears that run their own fishing school, an operatic lion, scary crabs that hold a town hostage and much more.

 

At Snow City, students experienced a unique sub-zero environment and came face-to-face with life-like versions of a mammoth, a velociraptor, a styracosaurus, a criorhynchus& its eggs, a pterodaustro, a dimorphodon, a troodon, a T-rex, and other extinct species which were all brought back to ‘life’ by ice sculptors. The students were amazed by the various creations and inventions of mankind.

 

They were also amazed by a demonstration of one of the most terrifying and spectacular phenomena in nature, the fire tornado. They also ‘experienced’ an earthquake, witnessed the occurrence of a tsunami, and learnt how the Earth’s tectonic plates move (as well as how to look for breaks on the Earth’s surface and more).

The fun and excitement continued as the students visited the renowned Universal Studios and experienced the thrilling world of ‘movie magic’ as they rode on roller coasters and other movie-themed attractions. The students were simply dazzled and delighted by the sheer variety of immersive entertainment that brings the silver screen to life.

 

Throughout the trip, the students were involved in a journal-writing activity in which they were tasked with observing and taking down important notes of all the places and important buildings that they visited in Singapore. They were then required to produce a scrapbook out of it, in order to document and preserve cherished memories of the outing.

 

Overall, it was an educational and fun-filled trip for the graduating Primary students of RISS. Such memorable educational excursions are an inseparable part of the unique R.E.A.L curriculum, from which students gain practical learning platforms and enriching experiences.

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