Gopeng Trip 2017
Classrooms without Borders
Punggol Secondary School’s annual Gopeng Leadership Camp ties in both outdoor education and service-learning to nurture resilient and empathetic youths. The camp falls on the week after Term 4. During this week-long adventure and service-learning, students discover and develop their strengths through experiential learning beyond the classroom.
Incorporating LLP elements into the camp, both student leaders and teachers also contribute to the local community in Gopeng through their service-learning project. The project is planned and led by students themselves. Students visit Temoh Orphanage and an Old Folks’ Home, to provide assistance and to learn to put themselves in the shoes of others.
“There was a language barrier between me and the elderly and it was hard to communicate, but I could still make small talk with the little bit of Mandarin I know,” says a Secondary 3 student Goh Jun Hao.