National Day 2017
NDP 2017 @ WSSS – Aug 8, 2017 (Credits: Mr Colin Teo)
The objectives of the CCE Learning Journeys and CCE Lecture are:
- to foster stronger and deeper understanding of Singapore’s past and present challenges,
- to develop a sense of belonging and care for Singapore as citizens and residents,
- to deepen appreciation in our students for Singapore and the Singapore Identity,
- to develop socio-cultural sensitivity and understanding towards different cultures and religions
- to understand the importance of building a socially cohesive and harmonious society in Singapore and reflect on ways to achieve this.
This year, the learning journeys are as follow:
Secondary 1A to 1F: World Religions Tour
Secondary 1G: Kampong Glam Heritage Race
Secondary 2A to 2G: Resilience Trail – Singapore’s Civil District and National Governance
Secondary 3E – 3G: Ridges of Valour at Kent Ridge area.
Secondary 3,4,5: CCE Lecture
Guest Speaker: Mr Viswa Sadasivan (CEO of Strategic Moves)
“Building Resilience through Deeper Relationships.”
A Reflection by Grace Chong (Secondary 3F, 2017)
On 8 August 2017, all the Secondary One, Two, and Three Normal (Academic & Technical) students went for learning journeys. The purpose of the Secondary Three Learning Journey is to challenge the limits of one’s physical endurance and fortify participants with a positive can-do spirit through stories of Singapore’s experiences in the Second World War and other major events that have shaped our nation. Through the learning journey, we found out about the Battle for Pasir Panjang – one of the last battles against the Japanese army before the Fall of Singapore. We also learnt about the heroism shown by the Malay Regiment soldiers. We visited a hilltop mansion built by a prominent Arab family in Singapore. We had a walk through the most scenic areas of Singapore, the Southern Ridges. I am inspired by the story of the soldiers who were so committed to their motto ‘loyal and true’, that they fought to the point of death. We learned about the fighting spirit of the soldiers and what it means to stay loyal
and true to our nation. We hope to go on more enjoyable learning journeys again!