Character & Leadership Development through Outdoor Education Programme: LEAD (LLP2)
L.E.A.D (Lead, Environment, Adventure, Develop) @ ATS (LLP2)
The LLP provides students with authentic experiential learning to develop their values and character, nurture positive attitudes, self-expression, and strengthen their people skills.
L.E.A.D: Character and Leadership Development through Outdoor Education
Outdoor Education (OE) in Ai Tong School is an integrated approach to learning and development in which Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and specific outdoor skillsets are nurtured through concrete experiences as ‘experiential learning’ is the trademark of outdoor education.
Outdoor Education is the perfect avenue to enable students to enjoy challenging and unfamiliar experiences that test and develop their physical, social and personal skills.
L.E.A.D (Lead, Environment, Adventure, Develop) @ Ai Tong School
Outdoor Education (OE) was introduced in Ai Tong in 2011. As recognition of the effective and successful implementation of the OE programmes, MOE affirmed ‘Outdoor Education’ as the school’s Learning for Life Programme (LLP) in March 2015.
L.E.A.D @ ATS is a school-wide programme that involves all students from Primary 1 to Primary 6. The activities are progressively planned to suit the ages of the students. Through these activities, students experience varied levels of challenges and develop toughness (physical), resilience (mental & emotional), teamwork (social) and an appreciation of nature and their surroundings.
|1||Our Environment (Environment Education)||Primary 1||7-10 sessions|
|2||Let’s go on an Adventure (Adventure Education)||Primary 2||7-10 sessions|
|3||P3 Outdoor Exposure Camp||Primary 3||2 Days non-residential|
|4||P4 Outdoor Experience Camp||Primary 4||2 Days 1 Night|
|5||P5 Outdoor Adventure Camp||Primary 5||3 Days 2 Nights|
|6||P6 Amazing Race||Primary 6||3 Days non-residential|
|7||Student Leadership Camp||Student Leaders||2 Days 1 Night|
P1 and P2 - OE in PAL Programme
In the PAL Programme, students undergo lessons anchored on the various Social-Emotional Competencies such as Self-Awareness and on Values education. The objectives of the Primary 1 Environment programme includes students learning more about the environment and learning the basics of planting. For the Primary 2 Adventure programme, students will be using their various senses (i.e. blindfold challenges) and moving in the outdoors comfortably (i.e. moving across various surfaces).
Primary 3 - Outdoor Exposure 2 Days Non-Residential (Basic)
In the 2-day non-residential Primary 3 programme, the students learn basic OE skills such as bouldering, orienteering at a park/reservoir, introduction to first aid and introduction to packing for a trip to a nearby venue. The students also focus on building relationships with their peers through team building activities (Self-Management).
Primary 4 - Outdoor Experience 2 Days 1 Night (Intermediate)
In the 2 Days 1 Night Primary 4 Camp, the students learn intermediate OE skills such as rock climbing, intermediate first aid, outdoor cooking with meal preparation and demonstrate orienteering skills. They are also introduced to water safety through Dragon boat at Kallang Water Sports. The students build on their Primary 3 team building activities (Social Awareness).
Primary 5 - 3 Days 2 Nights Outdoor Adventure Camp (Application)
In the 3 Days 2 Nights Primary 5 Adventure Camp, the students apply the OE skills learnt in their Primary 3 and Primary 4 OE programmes. The students now attempt the high element obstacle course, orienteering at a park, rafting at the beach, scenario based first aid and an outdoor cooking competition. The students hone the Social-Emotional Competencies that include Relationship Management.
P6 Amazing Race (Orienteering in Bishan Park)
In the Amazing Race, students learn orienteering skills such as map setting and reading the compass on Day 1. The students then practice these skills in school on a mini treasure hunt. On Day 2, the students head out to Bishan Park to look for checkpoints and solve challenges in their respective groups through the use of orienteering and treasure hunt apps. The students focus on the Social Emotional Competencies of Relationship Management and Responsible Decision Making.