Outdoor education at Mutiara International Grammar School is aimed at bringing the curriculum alive. Designed to develop the whole person, our outdoor education strives to promote a holistic approach to learning and decision-making, whilst allowing time for reflection on how choices and values influence others and the environment.
Outdoor education is an extension of the classroom environment and forms an integral part in supporting a balanced education. When students are placed in a context different from the four wall of the classroom, they acquire new knowledge and skills at a deeper level of understanding. Through self-discovery as well as activities designed to draw from students a greater range of aptitudes than they knew they possessed, outdoor education encourages students to develop their full potential in a real-life context.
Field trips and study camps are organised every academic year with multiple learning objectives
aligned to the curriculum. Students in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 go on a field trip every term. Field trips are day trips to theatres and museums, guided tours around factories and around the city, and visits to zoos and animal sanctuaries.
Students in Year 4 to Year 11 go on two field trips and a study camp within the academic year. A
study tour encompasses overnight stays at national and international forest reserves, historical
towns and cultural capitals. Our selection of field trips and study camps form an innovative personal development framework that focuses on developing well-rounded students.
Recent outdoor education locations have included:
- Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
- Belum Forest Reserve, Perak
- Malacca City, Malacca
- Eagle Ranch, Port Dickson
- Hop On, Hop Off Kuala Lumpur
- National Museum
- Hang Tuah Fire Station
It is vital for students to experience new activities and situations which, in addition to being great fun, will encourage them to think about the values and attitudes that they are seeking to apply and adopt. The safety of students is our first priority. Full risk assessments are conducted by our teachers prior to a visit taking place to identify and manage any significant chance of harm. All activities organised during these visits and trips are in accordance to strict safety standards. We engage reputable companies to facilitate all visits, trips and camps.