Sunday, November 9, 2008

Xinghua Primary School's Immersion Programme in India

On the 4th November 2008, eight Primary 4 and 5 students from Xinghua Primary School, accompanied by their teachers, Mdm Lee Yuen Chee Nancy and Mdm Lasime Kumari, left for an immersion programme in The Indian Heights in New Delhi, India.

The trip that ended on the 9th November 2008, allowed the students to visit historical monuments and with the use of digital cameras, capture images that caught their interest and imagination.Through this activity, the students were made conscious of the thought process behind each captured image - images do not only capture memories but also tell a story.

On their return to Singapore, the students were taught the ICT skills with the use of Marshall Cavendish Online’s blogging feature. The Marshall Cavendish Online blogging feature provided the students with the opportunity to showcase the images they had captured, their points of views and interpretations. It was also a communication space for students to share with their peers and to the rest of the school population.

The objectives of the immersion programme were to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indian culture as well as promote interaction and friendship between pupils and their counterparts in India.

In order to help the students meet these objectives, the school devised a medley of strategies – digital still photography and Marshall Cavendish Online’s blogging feature, to support experiential learning.

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