Month-long learning festival to feature 300 learning activities

A screengrab of the Lifelong Learning Festival 2017 website.
A screengrab of the Lifelong Learning Festival 2017 website. PHOTO: LIFELONGLEARNINGFEST.SG

SINGAPORE - This year's Lifelong Learning Festival will be expanded from two weeks to a month, as the Government seeks to foster a culture of lifelong learning among Singaporeans.

In a press release on Thursday (Oct 26), SkillsFuture Singapore - which supports the festival - said the public can take part in more than 300 learning activities across Singapore from Saturday.

Some 145 community partners are participating in the festival, which aims to reach out to 30,000 visitors.

The focus is on four key themes: Learning for the Digital Future, Learning as a Community, Tinkering with Crafts and Technology, and Empowering Yourself through Lifelong Learning.

Each theme will have an anchor event co-organised with partners such as the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) and Science Centre Singapore.

Mr Tan Kay Yong, chairman of the LifeLong Learning Council which organises the festival, said: "The Lifelong Learning Festival aims to encourage everyone to embrace lifelong learning as a way of life.

"I am heartened to see that more community partners are stepping forward to work with the LLC to cultivate this positive mindset."

The festival will kick off on Saturday with the first anchor event, called SCS 50 Drone Experience, at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability.

Highlights include drone try-out arenas for visitors to fly drones through obstacles and an escape room where they can learn the basics of electronics and coding to free themselves.

More information on the various activities can be found on the festival's website.