PROGRAMME FOR ACTIVE LEARNING (PAL)
PAL (Programme for Active Learning) is a major initiative recommended by the Primary Education Review and Implementation (PERI) Committee to address the need for greater emphasis on non-academic programmes for all P1 and P2 pupils. It focuses on engaged learning and teaching the whole child. It consists of modules of activities in two broad areas: Sports & Games and Outdoor Education, and Performing Arts and Visual Arts, which are carried out within the curriculum time.
PAL offers learning experiences that are active, hands-on and meaningful. It contributes to the development of soft skills in pupils such as the ability to communicate clearly and cooperate with others and having a lively curiosity about the world they live in and a belief in their ability to accomplish a task or deal with a challenge. This engaged learning and teaching the whole child via a strong teacher and pupil relationship, equips pupils with the necessary skills and values to thrive in a globalised world.
- To provide pupils with broad exposure and experiences through fun and varied activities in Sports & Games and Outdoor Education, Performing Arts and Visual Arts
- To facilitate the well-rounded development of pupils in the five broad learning domains of physical, cognitive, social, aesthetics and moral
- To provide varied avenues for pupils to develop social emotional competencies
To achieve the learning outcomes of PAL, the modules of Sports & Games and Outdoor Education, Performing Arts and Visual Arts are designed such that they are:
- Fun and enjoyable
• Encompasses learning in a creative way
• Provide opportunities for children to create
• Incorporate values education and social emotional learning
PAL@ YN takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for the Primary 1 and 2 students. Students look forward to learning through a fun and meaningful manner.