Trips to broaden kids’ horizons

Just Education’s magician, trainer and marketing director Francis Ang demonstrating the institution’s magic teaching method that pique the interests of children in mathematics and science.

FUN and games are part and parcel of the school holidays, but that does not mean children cannot learn something along the way.

Parents can look into trips that will broaden the horizon of both the young and old, and they will not have to look far.

Singapore has a myriad of attractions and experiential learning programmes that stimulate the brain without taking the fun out of it.

What’s even better is that the Singapore Tourism Board has made it easy for parents to choose the destinations they want.

Recently, it ran the “Explorer Playground” roadshow at The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, which showcased some of the country’s enrichment destinations catered to the enjoyment of the whole family.

Singapore Tourism Board enrichment director Soo Siew Keong said these days, the school curriculum alone was not enough and many parents were looking into additional education programmes to complement their children’s studies.

He noted that the roadshow was a good opportunity for parents to learn more about what these destinations have to offer.

“We have a good mix of programmes here, some are attractions-skewed, such as Gardens by the Bay and Resorts World Sentosa; then there are the smaller but more focused learning programmes such as Just Education and F1 in Schools Singapore.

“Depending on what learning outcome parents hope for their children to achieve, there’s definitely something for everyone,” said Soo, adding that different exhibitors offered learning opportunities in different fields of study.

Some of the programmes highlighted during the roadshow included Ocean Dream from Sea Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa, where children get to learn about marine life on an overnight trip; Just Educations magic-method science and math workshop as well as the tour to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in the National University of Singapore.

Although the roadshow has ended, the holiday packages will still be available through Singapore Tourism Board’s select travel partners until Dec 25.

Booking details and further information can be found on

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