Unity Field Trip to Melaka

17-19 & 24-26 August 2017

Setia Caring School Programme had always strived to create a fun learning environment for students to learn outside of the conventional classrooms; and through exposure and experience we want to instill the value of caring amongst students.

Possibly one of the most anticipated programmes by our SCSP students, this time our SCSP Field Trip brings students between 9 years old to 11 years old, to the historical town Malacca. For both the trips for Penang and Johor schools, we were blessed with a great bunch of volunteers that had ensured a fun and smooth trip for the students.

Rich in history and culture, Malacca is the ideal place for our students to live and breathe the stories and history lessons they have learnt in class. Upon arrival, the students were gathered at the 3D Art Museum for a get-to-know session because this was one of the first times these students have the opportunity to know one another from other schools. Together with the assigned volunteer, the students were divided into groups and off they went into the museum. Each group was also given a digital camera to use in the interactive museum.

In coherent with our Setia Caring School Programme's core, we had specially opted for a cozy hostel in the heart of Jonker for our students to be closer to one another. For 3 days, our students were put in dorms, with friends from different schools. To further enhance the bond between students, a journal writing & reflection session was carried out every night after the students gets back to the hostel; they were put in their small groups to discuss about the day and then completing their journal entry together.

In the span of 3 days, we managed to cover quite a bit of Malacca with the students. Walking through the hustle and bustle of Jonker Street, up to A Famosa, down to the Maritime Museum & Naval Museum even all the way up the Taming Sari tower to catch the spectacular 360 panoramic night view of Melaka UNESCO World Heritage City- these were not all that the students got to experience during their field trip.

Throughout the field trip, we had made a point to always encourage the students to interact with the students from a different school than their own because we believe that the most effective way to inculcate good values is to ensure understanding and awareness.