Service Learning (SL) was incorporated in the formal curriculum for all sec 3 classes in Semester 1. Service Learning is an instructional strategy teachers use to facilitate students in a service project that is connected to the curriculum. Students who participated in Service-Learning show improvement in academic achievement, behaviour, character and career exploration. We strongly believe service, combined with learning, add value to each and transform both.
All the 7 Sec 3 classes brainstormed, researched and unanimously initiated their own SL projects which the students found to be very engaging, practical, relevant, feasible, rewarding and enjoyable. These SL projects captures the amount and depth of reflections and learning which takes place through-out the project, not only at the end.
The school organizes the SL festival to allow the various classes to showcase their work. They set up booths and did presentations to the whole school what they did, how they made a difference, and learned in the process. This SL initiative also helps to forge a strong partnership with the community as the project teams worked with many organisations such as schools, PCK kindergartens, etc.
T.A.L.K Project (Toilet Accumulates Lots of Knowledge)
To raise environmental awareness and convey interesting facts & knowledge to all YCKSS students & staff, through creatively designed posters which will be put up in the school’s toilet.
Biodiversity and Environmental Awareness in YCKSS (Green Audit)
To audit and document some of the flora and fauna around the school.To raise the awareness for the appreciation of the flora and fauna around the school.
|Trimming the printouts for lamination.||Laminating the placecards to prevent damage from rainwater.||Putting up the placecards.|
|Final touch-up.||Providing a brief description of the characteristics of the plant.||Rehearsal for SL carnival.|