Imperial Holiday Programme A Hit!

Imperial International School Ipoh organised a holiday programme to strengthen students’ team building skills.

Acting on parents’ feedback for a need for meaningful activities to keep their children occupied, Imperial International School (Imperial) organised a school holiday programme entitled The Lost Valley of Chief Powhaten. Held at Imperial’s Ipoh campus from 25-27 July, the programme was open to both Imperial students as well as the general public.

“The main objective was to have outdoor activities to stimulate the participants both mentally and physically. This was something parents were very keen on after almost two years of lockdown which severely curtailed children’s’ outdoor activities,” explains Renita Simmunjalam, Imperial’s Marketing and Admissions Manager. “The almost limitless energy displayed by the participants certainly showed they were eager for some outdoor activities as well.”

Held in collaboration with Awesome Tribes, the holiday camp was designed to improve participants’ social and life skills. Team building activities were core to the proceedings as participants were challenged to communicate effectively and build rapport with their respective tribe members.

“Despite having been a trainer for close to two decades, the endless energy and enthusiasm of the children never fails to amaze me. The younger female participants, in particular, were so enthusiastic and full of thoughtfulness for their fellow tribe members,” remarked Darren Suresh, the coach for this event. “Kudos to the organising committee for curating this event which really taught the participants some valuable lessons.”

Renita is keen to highlight that Imperial’s teaching philosophy extends beyond classrooms and normal school terms. “We want to ensure students use their holiday time appropriately. The holiday programme which was parked under the ‘You Belong Here campaign’ was an opportunity for them to learn new things in a fun and secure environment. The Lost Valley of Chief Powhaten does precisely that. We are pleased that everyone had a great time.”

These sentiments were echoed by students such a Siew Qi Bin (Year 6) who was so enthused that he wants the next holiday camp to run for a week instead of just three days. Meera Raaji Rajkumar ( Year 1) said it was her first holiday camp and was looking forward to participating in the next one.

Such was the positive response from all involved has spurred Imperial’s administrators to repeat such holiday programmes later in the year, with the possibility of a venue outside Imperial’s campus to allow for more activities.

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