Outings & Special Activities
This is where we update and showcase some of our outings, special events and exciting activities that our students experienced and loved at Seedlings World.
Bee Amazed Garden
It has been a long time since we last had an excursion due to the Covid-19 restrictions. So it's no surprise that all students and teachers were super excited during the recent June 2022 school holidays when we were finally able to go for an excursion together!
We visited Bee Amazed Garden where the kids learned about a small but powerful insect, the honey bee. The founder of the garden, John, conducted an introductory and educational program that taught us about the importance and roles of honey bees in the pollination and food production cycle. There was also a hands-on session whereby students donned protective gears and went up close and personal with the honey bees in its hives. It was a first and memorable experience for many students to see and feel the honey bees up close.
At the end of the program, our students received a small jar of their award-winning honey to bring home so that they could also share some "sweetness" with their families. It was definitely a trip to remember for everyone!
For kids, nothing beats having fun outdoors and engaging in team competition!
At Seedlings World, we believe soft skills and teamwork is as important as academic achievements. Thus, during the recent mid-year school holidays, we got our after school care students to play and experience one of the most exhilarating activities — Laser Tag!
Due to the pandemic for the past few years, many kids were cooped up at home with devices and screens so this outdoor play was a welcome change. This activity lets the children have fun without the use of gadgets and teaches them the importance and spirit of good teamwork. Through good cooperation and teamwork, the kids were able to overcome the game challenges and emerged victorious. Well done kiddos!
Outer Space Exploration
During the previous Covid-19 circuit breaker when schools were suspended and children had to stay at home, we managed to conduct more than 60 Zoom learning sessions with our students.
The aim was to enable the kids to continue learning, let them maintain interaction with their friends and teachers, as well as support parents by engaging their children with interesting activities. One of our most popular and full-filled session was when we took our After School / Student Care students to Outer Space!
The children were able to learn about the different planets in our solar system and they loved this opportunity to explore outer space, as you can see from the smiling faces in their very first astronaut selfies.
Social Awareness Initiative
Character Building is a key pillar of Seedlings World's approach to learning and education.
As part of our Social Awareness Initiative, we brought our After School / Student Care students to different neighbourhoods within Singapore to look for the seniors who collect discarded cardboards and recyclables on the streets. Many of these seniors are not supported by any social group and they survive through earning a small income by selling the things they find.
Together with our students, we gave them a bag of food items, chatted with them and expressed our care and concern. This proved to be an enlightening experience for the children, as they now have a better understanding of the hardships others go through in life, and they are more appreciative of what they have.
The objective was to teach our students about compassions and empathy, which in turn help instil in them positive values.