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Outdoor Education

For almost a hundred years a Tanglin education has been based on the shared understanding that outdoor learning and time spent in nature is essential for the health and wellbeing of every child.

This starts with the introduction of learning about nature and exploring the outdoors in our Forest School site on campus, and it builds up through excursions and day trips in our neighbourhood to our very first residential camps and ‘sleepover’ experience in Singapore for Junior children. Our Middle School students enjoy a cohort camp as an essential part of their curriculum and when they reach the upper school we offer all students the opportunity to choose an expedition or residential project of their choice. In the Sixth Form at the end of Year 12, we offer a much wider choice of expeditions and service-learning projects – all with an emphasis on sustainability, exploration and building community. We recognise that it is our responsibility to prepare all our students for an unpredictable future and to help them develop the confidence they need to thrive and flourish as they progress to the next stage of their lives, whether it be University overseas, National Service or entering the world of work. This spark of confidence in our young people is the hallmark of a happy and successful Tanglin education.

Junior School Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education plays a crucial role in the Junior School to help develop real resilience, and also to build a sense of community and connection.

There are on site experiences and events for children, along with a range of carefully selected day trips in and around Singapore. As the children progress through the Junior school, they begin to venture further afield which culminates in a Milestone residential trip for our Year 6 children. The trip is an opportunity to celebrate the successful completion of their time in the Junior school, while preparing them for more independence in the next stage of their school life.
 

Children will participate in a number of trips and events throughout the academic year and these may include:

Year 3 – Temple visit; Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve; Residential at the Singapore Zoo (2 days 1 night) 
 Year 4 – Cycling Adventure day to Pulau Ubin; Sleepover at school
 Year 5 – Adventure day at Sentosa; Team building residential (2 days 1 night)
 Year 6 – Fort Silosa Day Trip; Kranji War Memorial; Residential Adventure trip to Malacca (4 days 3 nights)