Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:17

SMSIS Students Embark on Eco-Adventure for School Holiday Camp

Students of Seri Mulia Sarjana International School (SMSIS) took their learning outdoors as they embark on an Eco-Adventure Camp for the school’s optional school holidays activities. The group of students from Upper and Lower primary classes were engaged in various programmes that extended their learning beyond the classroom walls.

The camp aims to awaken the spirit of adventure and joy of discovery among young learners as they go on fun-filled learning journey to discover the mysteries of nature. The campers were given inspiration and opportunities to express their learning through art by repurposing bits and pieces from nature into work of art.

For the young learners in Lower Primary, the activities included a trip to the Agro-Technology Park, nature scavenger hunt, terrarium making, and exhibits creation. The Eco-Explorers Adventure Camp for students in Upper Primary promotes increased awareness of through collaborative learning such as photography, mixed-media art and other engaging outdoor activities. One of the primary purpose of these school holiday camps is to develop leadership skills, team building and foster greater camaraderie among fellow campers. The Upper Primary students took part in Nature Photography activities, visited the Agro-Technology Park, took a cruise along the Brunei River to learn about Mangrove Ecosystems, and camped in secured compound at the school premises.

Mrs Hardew Kaur, Hong Zhu’s mother of Year 6, reminisced that during her time there weren’t any camps. She lauded the school for offering this kind of camp which she thinks is good for the kids.

When asked what the campers have learnt during the camp, here’s what they said:

•             “I made more friends.” –Chloe Y5C

•             “The camp is a great way for kids to learn about the environment and why we have to protect and preserve it.” – Diana Y6B

•             “Teamwork and handling responsibilities” – Lianna Y6C

•             “Learning while having fun” – Abishek Y6A

For most of them, the best part of the camp was the mangrove cruise, sleepover and campfire. Though they found all the tasks very challenging, in the end they all shared a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment.

Equipped with the essential skills they learnt from the two day fun filled holiday camps, the campers brought home stories to tell, memories to treasure and worthwhile experiences to keep that they will never forget.

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