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P4 A Night at the Museum Camp
Primary 4 Camp: A Night at the Museum (29, 30, 31 January & 1 February)
From 29 January to 1 February, our Primary 4 students participated in the P4 Camps for Life at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. The camp’s objectives were to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the bio-diversity of plants and animals in Singapore and the region while imbuing them holistically with leadership, team building and adventure skills in alignment with the Kellock Girl Outcomes.
Despite being the students’ very first overnight camp, they showed little signs of homesickness as they were thoroughly engaged throughout the camp and participated in all the camp activities enthusiastically. At the end of the camp, the students were tired but their hearts and minds were full and enriched because they had learnt so much from their camp experience!
Many thanks to the Student Management Department, the P4 Camp teachers who were involved in the camp and the P4 campers who have made the P4 Camps for Life a successful and memorable one for all!
Check out what one of the P4 campers had to say about her experience below!
Have you slept over at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum before? From 29 of January to 1 February, the Primary 4 classes from CHIJ Kellock camped out in the museum gallery. All classes were very excited and also a little nervous.
From dinosaurs to fungi, this museum holds an immense collection of things! The Gallery Tour amazed us with plenty of exhibits and how the museum came to own them. Many people enjoyed learning about the sperm whale skeleton – it was the most interesting exhibit!
Do you wonder how animals adapt to new environments? The Exploring Adaptations workshop will give you the answers to this question and much more! There are also many specimens for us to touch and feel.
Next came my favourite part of the camp – the treasure hunt! Everyone went around the museum, in our groups of fours and fives, searching for the answers to our challenging quiz. We had to send in our answers by typing them as notes, taking photographs and even filming videos! Once, we even took a starfish wefie – with some preserved starfish! It was a great bonding experience for everyone.
Good night… Not quite! Bedtime was the most popular part of camp – everyone stayed awake for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to lie down by our friends in the dark!
All too soon, we were packing up to go back to school for the finale of the prize-giving ceremony. I was extremely surprised and thankful to have won the Best Camper Leadership Award, along with a few other girls. What a memorable way to end this camp!
The night at the museum camp was a unique experience that all of the Primary 4s will cherish. We all hope that we will get to try it again.
Thank you to our ever-hardworking teachers for organizing the camp. The Primary 4s of the 2020 batch will always remember this camp as a wonderful experience!
Written by: Alexis Nagy (4 Orchid)