Fairsian Fascination For Learning
by Erica Ng (1D), Fayth Wai (1D), Titus Wong (2A), Tricia Chua (2A), Sarah Goh (2C), Lauren Soh (3A), Kerin Chua (3D), Amelia Lee (3E), Shaan Naresh Anand (3E), Daniel Gan (4A) and Kayla Ng (4B)
What a way to end the term! The Fairfield Learning Festival was a resounding success, with students from Secondary One to Four going on learning journeys and listening to talks from industry professionals and former students. This week-long festival was an opportunity for Fairsians to learn beyond the confines of the classroom, broaden their horizons, and create unforgettable memories together.
The Secondary One students kicked off the festival with a series of learning journeys, starting with a trip to Labrador Nature Reserve. The Rainforest Race was a hit, with students competing in a group scavenger hunt and completing tasks that allowed them to immerse in nature. The subsequent days were just as enriching, with the students going on a Singapore River learning journey and joining a curated tour at the National Gallery.
The Secondary Two students had a blast during their Mother Tongue learning journey in Chinatown. They explored the Chinese heritage of Singapore by finding iconic murals and shops around Chinatown. They also visited the National Museum and Punggol for their Geographical Investigation into sustainable housing. They rounded up their experience with arts parade workshops where they learnt skills such as sculpting and bread-making.
For the Secondary Three students, the festival provided a chance to broaden their understanding of career opportunities in Singapore. They listened to Education and Career Guidance talks by leading industry professionals and clarified their aspirations in these industries. The talks on safeguarding one’s mental health were presented by social media influencers Krison Sum and Aiken Chia, who are icons of inspiration! The students were also taken on fascinating learning journeys to gain hands-on experience on the real-life applications of science.
The Secondary Four students received amazing insights on the wonders of working life through talks conducted by professionals from different fields, including Film and Animation, Finance, Virtual Reality, and Clinical Psychology. They also went on learning journeys to gain more knowledge on the different industries in Singapore, from event management to the maritime industry. A group of students even completed a job shadowing stint at St. James’ Church Kindergarten, where they were amazed by the teachers’ patience, dedication, and passion to nurture young children.
Overall, the Learning Festival was an enriching and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Fairsians gained fresh insights and opportunities to flourish as one Fairfield. It was also a testament to Fairfield’s commitment towards providing a holistic education for Fairsians.