R.E.A.L International School (RIS), Johor Bahru Campus – in line with R.E.A.L Schools’ philosophy of always providing opportunities that propel students on a pathway of success in school and life – saw one of its students, Eeson Tong from Year 10, being awarded a scholarship to attend the Kingdom Education (KE) Summer School programme at King’s College, London.
KE offers high school students aged 15 to 17 years the chance to take an exciting and challenging summer programme which would make a difference to their plans for future study and even for a future career. The summer school caters to those who aspire to achieve a taste of university life in English-speaking countries.
Attending the summer school in Durham, England in July this year was a life-changing experience which has inspired and encouraged Eeson to achieve his goals and fulfill his potential. Studying and interacting with students from all over the world with different social and cultural backgrounds have also helped him to expand his horizons and broaden his outlook on life.
Throughout his two-week stay there, Eeson took a course on English for Academic Purposes which honed his academic writing and reading skills. He also took Economics and Business & Entrepreneurship as the study of markets is one of his keen interests. During the tutorials, there were discussions, presentations, and debates which helped to build his confidence in articulating his thoughts and trained him to be more attentive to what others have to offer.
In addition to gaining knowledge, the summer school introduced Eeson to local sports and activities. He also visited a number of leading UK universities; namely University of Leeds, York University, and King’s College London, as well as the British Museum and several other famous landmarks.
Eeson expressed his gratitude for the school’s generous support and assistance, and for giving him this opportunity. “This experience would not be possible if the management and teachers of R.E.A.L International School, Johor Bahru Campus had not provided me clear information and crucial details on how to go about applying for the 2017 Kingdom Education Summer School scholarship. I am forever grateful for the recommendation by the management in helping me to obtain this scholarship,” he said.