Forty primary schools can look forward to spanking new sports and performance facilities over the next few years, as MOE rolls out hardware that will support the delivery of holistic education through interactive learning and the nurturing of soft skills. The result of recommendations by the Primary Education Review and Implementation (PERI) Committee, these ongoing upgrades will make it a norm for primary schools to have a band room, dance studio, performing arts studio, an indoor sports hall and an outdoor jogging path.
For a glimpse into the future of primary education in Singapore, here's a selection of scenes from schools that are making full use of their enhanced infrastructure to develop the minds, body and social skills of their pupils.
Turning a play on words to a pageant of costumes: pupils at Park View Primary School deliver a menagerie of talent at the school's performing arts studio.
No pupil is an island in redesigned classrooms such as this interactive space at Pasir Ris Primary School.
There's space for creativity and self-expression at Tampines Primary School, where a Black Box Drama Theatre lets pupils explore, act and give free rein to their artistic impulses.
Redesigned classrooms such as this one at St Anthony's Primary School will come in configurations that support a range of learning styles.
Pupils at Lianhua Primary School conquer stage fright and command the attention of their schoolmates in the performing arts studio.
Learning through experience will be a pillar of primary education.
Classrooms will be equipped with a rich array of learning resources and multimedia learning centres to encourage personal discovery.
Primary pupils will enjoy more opportunities to take centrestage and build their confidence in the limelight.
Primary schools will be able to divide classes into smaller groups to provide a more targeted teaching approach to each batch of pupils.
Upgraded classrooms will provide pupils with space for both collaborative as well as independent learning.