Our recent field trip to MacRitchie Reservoir proved to be more than just a day out — it was an immersive experience that touched on several aspects of holistic development. As our One World International School (OWIS) Digital Campus* secondary students ventured into the heart of nature, they were left with a deeper understanding of physical fitness, self-reflection, social connections, appreciation for nature, sustainability, and the importance of time management.
The rocky paths and lush trails at MacRitchie provided the perfect setting for physical activity. Our students walked, hiked, and explored, realising the importance of staying active for a healthy lifestyle.
Amidst the serenity of the reservoir, students took some time to reflect. Surrounded by the beauty of nature, they found a quiet space to connect with themselves, fostering mindfulness and self-awareness.
Field trips are fantastic opportunities for students to bond with peers outside the classroom. Conversations flowed freely as they shared this unique experience, strengthening friendships.
Balancing various activities during the day taught students valuable time management skills, a crucial life skill.
Admiration for Nature
MacRitchie’s stunning landscapes inspired awe and appreciation for the natural world. Students marvelled at the intricate balance of ecosystems, deepening their connection with the environment.
In summary, our day at MacRitchie Reservoir was a truly transformative experience that left a lasting impact on our students. It reinforced the importance of nurturing both body and mind, emphasizing that holistic development goes beyond the confines of the classroom. As our students return home, they carry with them not just memories of scenic beauty and adventurous trails but also a newfound sense of physical well-being, self-awareness, stronger friendships, and essential life skills.
*Proposed site for an international school that will open in 2023, subject to regulatory approvals. Classes for Early Childhood to Grade 8 for AY 2023-24 commenced on 28 August 2023 at an adjacent campus.