More primary schools get spruced up with upgraded facilities
Another 7 schools will return to upgraded facilities by end of 2014
Published on Jul 4, 2013 6:58 AM
At Seng Kang Primary, pupils used to play in converted corridors because of a lack of space. Now there is a small performance stage at the back of classrooms.
The school also has a performing arts studio, an indoor sports hall and outdoor learning spaces including a butterfly garden for pupils to explore biodiversity.
All these have been added after it moved back to its upgraded premises in March.
"Previously we had space constraints and had to convert corridors into play areas," said principal Rabia Shahul. Now, "learning is no longer limited by the four walls of the classrooms".
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MORE ROOM TO LEARN
Previously we had space constraints and had to convert corridors into play areas. Now, learning is no longer limited by the four walls of the classrooms.
- Seng Kang Primary School principal Rabia Shahul
Upgrading for primary schools
SINCE 2009, primary schools have been undergoing upgrading in phases. The MOE plans to upgrade all 190 schools by 2016.
- Completed and in-progress: 78 schools
- Upgrading to start from November: 71 schools