This year, Northbridge International School Cambodia students in Primary school have enjoyed a variety of trips and experiences to enhance their learning. Educational field trips are an important part of the school’s overall co- and extra-curricular program. They play an integral role in students’ learning and we are committed to finding new and engaging places to visit as well as inviting people in to speak to our students so that their understanding can deepen regarding a particular topic or issue.
Here is a sample of some of the trips our students went on this year:
Takmeo Animal Rescue Center
During their Sharing the Planet unit, our Kindergarten students enjoyed a trip to the rescue center where they had guides accompanying them around to answer their questions and teach them about the different species at the center and their specific needs.
The Royal Palace
Our Grade 1 students spent a morning visiting the Royal Palace and exploring the different exhibits and buildings as part of their Where We are in Place and Time unit.
The Science Museum at Kids City
Our Grade 2 students visited the Science museum at Kids city as part of their How The World Works unit which had a focus on simple machines. At the museum, they were able to try their hand at working with pulleys, levers and wheels and made many connections to how these make work easier and how they are used by us in our daily lives.
The Aquarium at Aeon 2
Our Grade 3 students enjoyed a trip to the aquarium where they were able to see various reptiles and fish species as part of their Sharing the Planet unit which had a focus on biodiversity.
Bloch Ballet Shoe Factory
As part of their How We Organise Ourselves unit focused on businesses, the Grade 4 class visited a ballet shoe factory. This allowed them to not only see the processes and systems involved in manufacturing but also talk to the owner about what inspired him to start the business.
Our Grade 5 students enjoyed their first overnight school trip when they visited Siem Reap for three days. Not only did they visit some cultural landmarks such as Angkor Wat, but they also engaged in various activities that focused on developing healthy relationships and personal wellbeing. This was part of their Who We Are unit which focused on changes in ourselves and our relationships as we go through puberty.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
A few of our students were able to go on a trip to MIT, Boston for a week of learning experiences thanks to the partnership between Nord Anglia Education and MIT.
To learn more about this trip, please read this blog post.