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Learning for Life Programme
Here at Yuying, our Learning for Life Programme (LLP) focuses on the aspect of Community and Youth Leadership (CYL). To this end, our Values-In-Action (VIA) programmes provide opportunities for students to acquire the skills required to champion social causes and become effective changemakers in the community. VIA programmes in our school are also interdisciplinary in nature, as we seek to develop the head, hands and hearts of our students.
Growing Through Varied Experiences
TWEETS provides cohort-wide leadership training and values-in-action opportunities for the Secondary One through Three students through the EPIC process.
LLP Focus : Environment
Secondary 1 students develop their understanding of environmental issues as part of their Geography Investigation curriculum and deepen their knowledge through learning journeys. They are given the opportunity to apply their learning by undertaking environmental advocacy projects and sharing the message of 3R (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle) with the community.
LLP Focus : Elderly
Integrated into their Project Work (PW), students apply the use of design thinking on the planning and execution of VIA project in tribute to the elderly community. They make use of design thinking skills to understand the needs of the elderly in our society and how they can address these needs. Some of our partner organisations are the Lions Befrienders, Thye Hua Kwan SAC and AWWA.
LLP Focus : Social Causes
Using their Issues Investigation knowledge acquired from their Social Studies lessons, the students identify causes in the community that are important to them. They contribute to the community by acting on, raising awareness or advocating the cause of their choice. Some of theses social causes include public education, youths at risk and the migrant workers.
Secondary 4 and 5
LLP Focus : Community Partnership
The students give back to the society by participating in the annual donation drive - ‘City of Sharing’, organised by Paya Lebar Kovan CC Youth Executive Committee (YEC). The donated items are distributed to beneficiaries in the vicinity. This community partnership creates opportunities for students to consider active volunteerism beyond their secondary school education.
TIER 2 LLP in Yuying
Social Entrepreneurs in ActionEach year, selected VIA ambassadors showing extraordinary passion and ‘Spirit to Serve’ continue to hone their skills in community leadership. In 2017, Social Entrepreneurship training was conducted for Sec. 2 VIA Ambassadors and in 2018, more in-depth training was provided for this group, together with selected student leaders from the Uniformed Groups to prepare them for an overseas service learning trip in November 2018. They applied their social entrepreneurship skills to raise funds for their overseas service learning project in Hanoi.
TIER 3 LLP in Yuying
Overseas Service Learning
In 2018, a team comprising student leaders from the Uniformed Groups and the VIA Ambassadors embarked on a 5-days Overseas Service Learning trip to Hanoi, Vietnam. The team carried out service learning projects at the Friendship Village and the Child Protection Centre where they interacted with the children and engaged them in activities such as bag painting and craft-making, as well as games like Dodgeball. Our students also packed and distributed gifts to the children in these homes.