"Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education." - David Polis, Naturalist.
A range of Field Trips / Learning Outside The Classroom (LOTC) activities are provided to students across all grades. When travel restrictions cease, EIS offers an exciting 'Week Without Walls' (WWW), an experiential learning opportunity for students in Grades 3 - 11. LOTC opportunities provide students with time outside the confines of the classroom. During this learning period, EIS pupils are encouraged to go beyond their books and electronic devices and discover the world outside the school walls.
During their time at EIS, students have regular opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in lessons to real-life situations. They are taken out of their familiar routines and comfort zones to broaden their understanding of the external world - an integral component of becoming Global Citizens. A service element is usually included in field trips as it encourages and promotes our school values about caring for others. Students learn to take responsibility for themselves and those around them while becoming independent.
The activities and events during LOTC activities are carefully planned to correspond to the desired outcomes outlined in the IB Learner Profile and the EIS Learning Principles.
If trips are cancelled for any reason (due to Covid-19, for example), every effort will be made to provide substitute day trips so that learning outside the classroom can still occur.
A video, filmed and edited by Ole, a Grade 10 student, captures the Grade 10s day at Buu Long Park, where students tackled a range of outdoor activities, including flatwater kayaking and zip-lining.