We celebrated Singapore's and our school's 50th birthday in 2015. To wrap up the celebrations, our students were brought to "The Future of Us" exhibition at Gardens by the Bay as part of their National Education Learning Journey. The exhibition was indeed an eye-opening experience for many of us as it allowed us a chance to explore the possibilities of how Singaporeans can live, work, play, care and learn in the future.
They were first introduced to The Future Express, where they could see how Singapore has evolved from 1965 to 2015. Immersive exhibits like the "Theatre of Generations" and "Symphony of the City" showed our students how people tapped on the knowledge gained from their grandparents to overcome the problems they face and the possibilities of technology and the way people interact in the future. These helped students to reflect on the teachings of their parents and grandparents and how they can learn from them to overcome problems.
Students were then brought to the next section "Home Tomorrow" where there were many exhibits on the possibilities in the future. Students could also interact with the exhibits and ponder upon what could happen in the future. At the end of the exhibition, students could write their hopes and dreams for Singapore's future and see it in the “Blue Skies”.
Overall, it was an enriching experience for the students as they reflect upon the past and envision the possibilities of the future and what they can do for a better Singapore.