Prominent Visitors: A Visit To A Big School

Prominent Visitors: A Visit To A Big School

Date
Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Media Type
NIE News June 2015, http://www.nie.edu.sg/nienews/jun15/?q=contents/prominent_visitors_a_visit_to_a_big_school

By Public, International and Alumni Relations


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NIE hosted a special group of little visitors from Saint Elmo’s Child Care Centre for the first time on 31 March 2015. Covering the theme of occupations in the month of March, the group of 30 children was on an excursion to see what the “big school” looked like and where their teachers studied.

Special thanks to colleagues from the Education and Cognitive Development Lab (ECDL), Library and Information Services Centre (LIBRIS), and Early Childhood and Special Education (ECSE) Academic Group for taking the time to ensure the children had an afternoon of fun in the big school!

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Visiting a “big classroom”

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A visit to the NIE Library, where the children cheekily noted was a lot neater than their little library back at school

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The children were engrossed in spotting the various sports facilities

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We are excited to be here and ready to be inspired!

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LIBRIS colleagues captured the children’s attention when they demonstrated how an automated bookdrop and sorting machine operates, from the outside and behind-the-scenes

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Showing their masterpiece to “Teacher” Joanna

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Activity-time! Mrs Joanna Tay-Lim, Lecturer, and Assoc Prof Kenneth Poon, ECSE demonstrated the theme of “What a teacher means to you” through drawing

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Above: Samples of children’s drawings

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End of the excursion to the “big school”!

This article first appeared in NIE's quarterly publication NIE News in June 2015.