Year 1: Telecom Museum
Being digital natives, our Year 1 students were exhilarated to be shown the different types of phones never seen in their lives at the Telecom Museum. Ranging from old phones to the earliest microphones, the children were able to see for themselves the gradual advancements in of technology and the improvements technology has made to our lives.
This trip was much talked-about by the students for days afterwards.
Year 2: Fire Station
There is something about fire engines and sirens that seem to excite everyone. From the moment the Year 2 students stepped into the Hang Tuah Fire Station, there were endless questions and animated chatter. There was a demonstration on what to do should a person’s clothes catch fire. Students were given the chance to demonstrate these steps and received applause from the firemen in charge. Students also had the opportunity to go up the fire truck and hold on to a hose which emitted a powerful jet of water. It was an unforgettable trip for the Year 2s.
Year 3: Bank Negara Museum
Money, money, money… that was the thought on all the Year 3 students’ mind as they went about Bank Negara Museum. On display was an extensive range of old coins and notes which had the students oohing and aahing. Most fascinating was their visit to the Numismatics Gallery, where they learnt about the early history of money and the famous people portrayed on the notes and coins. Different currencies and world bank notes were also shown to the students, much to their excitement.
Year 4: Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve
It was a highly-anticipated trip for the Year 4s to Bukit Nanas, which translates to Pineapple Hill. Back in the 19 th century, the area was ripe with pineapples which were planted all around to deter attackers. Students went on a two-hour trail in the forest reserve and got to know the different types of trees, plants and its benefits. The highlight of the trip was when they went on a canopy walk at a height of 200m off the ground. That definitely gave them an adrenaline rush!
Year 5: Pantai Sewage Treatment Plant
Eurgh. That was the students’ first thought when they heard about their visit to a sewage treatment plant. It was, however, dispelled when it was explained that the sewage treatment plant is unlike what they think. The purpose was for the students to experience firsthand the technologies associated with sewage treatment, and to gain a better insight on the recycling, treatment and reuse of sewage water. It was an eye-opening experience from the start as the visit was full of surprises – from the plant being fully underground to the park built over the plant – and the students came away excited by the knowledge gained.
Year 6: Sungai Kemensah
The Year 6 students took a trip down to Sungai Kemensah to study the condition of the river and jot down their thoughts about it. They were separated into groups and were given different tasks, among which included the role of “doctors”. They had to remove their shoes and socks and get into the river to be on the lookout for any floating debris. Samples of water had to be collected to be brought back to the school for further discussion. This was an educational field trip that may be wet and slimy, but informative.