Touchdown!

Apr 06, 14 Touchdown!

           On 7 March 2014, my classmates and I went to Changi Airport for our learning journey. When we arrived at school, there was a buzz of activity among the Primary Twos as we were talking about how excited we were for our learning journey. 

Off we go ...

Off we go …

 

We had a briefing at the parade square by the Teacher-in-charge before we left the school and she mentioned that it was very important for us to behave well outside the school as it would leave others with a good impression of the pupils from Frontier Primary School. We took the “Good Behaviour” pledge and promised to follow our teachers’ instructions and to always move as a class so that we would not be lost.            Without further ado, we boarded the bus and set off on our learning journey. During the long ride, my classmates and I played guessing games and sang songs. My teacher also pointed out various attractions in Singapore such as the Port of Singapore and the Singapore Flyer along the way. We could hardly contain our excitement because the journey was only just starting!

            When we were nearing Changi Airport, my class and three other classes headed to Terminal 3 first. My teacher told us that the other four classes would begin their learning journey at Terminal 2 instead to prevent overcrowding at certain stations.

Gaining knowledge at Aviation Gallery

Gaining knowledge at Aviation Gallery

            Our first stop was the Aviation Gallery at Terminal 3. I learnt interesting facts about Changi Airport and I was very proud of our airport as it had earned the “Best Airport in the World” for many years. I also learned about different plane models such as the Boeing 747 and how food is being prepared before it can be served on the planes at the Aviation Gallery. Another interesting feature of the aviation gallery was the many miniature folded aircrafts hanging from the ceiling. They made the Aviation Gallery look very pretty!

            Next, we made our way to the Daisy Sculpture. My teacher told us that it was created by an artist called Christian Moeller. This daisy sculpture is very unique as there are light sensors placed on it to sense movements. We tried to walk in different directions around the daisy sculpture to test if it would turn to follow our directions. It did and my friends and I were so amazed! We did it a few more times until our teacher told us to assemble and move to the next station.

Do you know why we cannot bring these items into the planes?

Do you know why we cannot bring these items into the planes?

            Over at the foreign currency exchange counter, my friends and I learnt about the different currency of each country. Our teacher had even printed enlarged versions of the different currencies so that we could see more clearly. Some of the different currencies we learnt were The Philippines peso, Korean won, Malaysian ringgit, Vietnamese dong and others. The last station at Terminal 3 was the Rubbing Station. We had a ball of a time using the crayons to rub pretty drawings in our learning journey booklet.

My first time on the skytrain!

My first time on the skytrain!

            My favourite part of this trip was taking the Skytrain to Terminal 2 for the second part of our learning journey. It was a thrilling ride with turns that made us squeal in laughter. When we reached there, we had our favourite Mcdonalds lunch which consisted of a chicken burger, a packet of fries and a Milo packet drink. We were so hungry after all the walking that we finished our food very quickly.

            After the yummy lunch, we were much energised and proceeded with our tour at Terminal 2.  We had lots of fun learning about what we can bring up the airplane and what are not allowed. We also got to see real examples of prohibited items such as bullets, axes and knuckle dusters. It was a real eye-opener to be able to see such items at a close range.

            Our next stop was at the departure hall. We saw to our amazement the huge flap display departure board as it turned the flaps for real-time information! We were mesmerised by it! After a while, our teacher got back our attention and we were seated in front of the huge departure board to learn how to read information such as flight number and departure timings.

Now, we know the importance of telling time!

Now, we know the importance of telling time!

            Lastly, we visited a recycling point that highlighted the importance of saving our Earth by wasting less paper and reusing them instead to save the trees.  We must definitely put in our efforts to save Mother Earth.        

            Time had flown by so fast. Without realising it, it was time to return to Frontier Primary. All of us were so tired by the end of the trip from all the excitement. Many of us fell asleep on the long ride back to school. However, we had such a pleasant learning journey and we hope that we can go on another trip soon!

This has been a great learning journey! When is our next LJ?

This has been a great learning journey! When is our next LJ?