Kent Ridge Secondary School - Overseas Learning Journeys

STARChef Service Learning Trip to Hanoi


On the 23 May 2012, a group of 16 STARChef students, 2 teachers and their culinary trainer visited Hanoi, Vietnam for a six-day Service Learning trip.

The aim of the trip was to nurture voluntarism in the students, who taught the Vietnamese children some local recipes which they learnt during their weekly STARChef lessons, and interacted with the children. During the trip, our members immersed themselves in Vietnamese culture and gained a deeper appreciation of their lives in Singapore.  



Nepal Service Learning Trip


As part of the overseas service learning programme, the school organises a yearly service learning trip to Nepal to inculcate voluntarism in the students. For the past five years, we have worked with Shree Janasewa Primary School to provide meaningful lessons and better learning facilities for the local children. It is also an excellent platform for our students to engage in independent learning as they were actively involved in the planning process prior to the trip.



Shanghai Twinning Programme 2012


15 students and 3 teachers embarked on a week-long cultural adventure in Shanghai, China. They were to participate in an exchange programme with the 145-year-old Shanghai No. 4 Secondary School. They immersed themselves in the culture of the city, attending lessons in calligraphy at the school and touring famous historical landmarks. What made their stay complete was being hosted by the Chinese students and their families. It was an invaluable experience for Kent Ridgeans to enhance their cultural awareness and further appreciate what it means to be Singaporean.




Surabaya Service Learning trip


The Secondary 3 Normal (Technical) students embarked on an Overseas Service Learning trip to Surabaya after their mid-year examinations. Service Learning (SL) is used as a key vehicle to drive character developmentin NT students and this project aims to inculcate in students a spirit of caring. It was an incentive trip to motivate students to work hard for their studies as well as to maintain good conduct. Many of the NT students were stepping beyond Singapore shores for the first time and they gained an invaluable experience of life in a different culture. As part of their OSL trip, students attended Leadership and SL workshops in Term 1 to be equipped with the essential skills to plan a SL Project for village school - Ngadisari Primary School. Based on the profile and needs of the students, the NT students planned engaging resources and conducted lessons using creative teaching methods. They also helped to improve the school environment. It was a taxing but rewarding experience for the students.