PAL (Drama and Visual Arts)
The Programme for Active Learning (or PAL) consists of modules of activities in the two broad areas, Sports & Games and Outdoor Education, and Performing Arts and Visual Arts, which are carried out within the curriculum time.
All PAL modules are designed with the following features to enhance the total experience of students in primary schools in the moral, physical, aesthetics, social and emotional domains of learning for a holistic education.
• Experiential in Nature
• Encompasses learning in a creative way
• Provides opportunities for children to create
• Incorporates values education and social-emotional learning
• Fun and enjoyable
While the focus is on building up students social -emotional learning competencies, learning outcomes of the respective areas are also fulfilled through the respective modules.
This year, 2020, its scheduled to be conducted in a common time slot with enrichment programmes with students experiencing the full palate of PAL modules supplemented with short enrichment programmes.
Visual Arts is a powerful form of expression and mode of communication. Art education develops visual literacy which enables our children to observe, understand and make meaning of what they see, and communicate through visual expression and design. Therefore, the P1 PAL -Visual Arts module is instrumental in helping students internalise social-emotional learning.