Thursday, 11 April 2019

Strait-Up Awesome Cultural Immersion in Melaka

Strait-Up Awesome Cultural Immersion in Melaka

Our Secondary 2 Pathlighters headed up the Straits of Melaka for a three day Cultural Immersion Camp in March, where they soaked up the sights and culture of the UNESCO world heritage site and also gave back to the community.

Part of our Project One Initiative, the camp provided our students with opportunities to explore a new environment and culture, experience communal living and forge stronger friendships. Pathlighters participated in an Amazing Race themed around the rich culture and history of Melaka and visited a traditional kampong where they learnt about the way of life in a typical kampong home. Their experience was complete with a round of traditional games, dance and activities such as batik painting. They even tried their hand at making Ondeh-Ondeh, a traditional snack.

Pathlighters also had the opportunity to participate in a Values in Action (VIA) project and contribute to the community. They helped to clean and improve the living environment of Shan De Children Centre and shared their work systems to inculcate good personal hygiene, such as brushing teeth and washing hands. They even put up a ukulele song performance and brought cheer to the Centre’s young residents.

Kudos to our students for making a difference and learning not just to be good Singapore citizens, but also to be contributive and culturally-sensitive citizens of the world!

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