Carisbrook School takes off to Singapore
The long awaited trip to Singapore had been two years in the making for the Carisbrook School students. After fundraising through weekly sausage sizzles and bake sales, meeting their 10,000 Airpoints Dollar™ donation target as part of the Airpoints™ for Schools programme gave the group a final boost to take off on their journey to their sister school as part of a cultural exchange. Once there, their time was spent in a mix of cultural and educational experiences, and was filled with lots of adventure.
The students spent two afternoons with their sister school, where they not only met their counterparts first hand, but also learned and participated in a number of traditional Singaporean games, joined in with a Chinese drumming class, tried a wide variety of Singaporean food and had the opportunity to dress in traditional costumes from the three major ethnic subgroups that make up Singapore.
Experiencing many of Singapore’s attractions was also a highlight for the students, especially wandering through Singapore’s Chinatown and Little India, spending time in the temples and exploring the many market stalls and shops. The Singapore Night Safari was also rated highly, leaving the students amazed at the wide variety of animals on show as they were driven slowly through the zoo in the darkness of the night. The adventurous group also experienced the physical and mental challenge of the MegaZip Flying Fox, and the sense of achievement for the students from this adrenaline challenge was fantastic.
“Although the students worked hard with their fundraising, this opportunity would have been delayed further if it had not been for the Airpoints for Schools programme. Students enjoyed learning first hand about another country and experiencing the cultures, and felt this was a life changing experience.” Ben Sincock, Carisbrook School Principal