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Metta School receives the MOE-NCSS INNOVATION AWARD 2020 for Project Starfish; and the MOE-NCSS INNOVATION AWARD – COMMENDATION for Accessing Health Care Services – Visiting Clinic.
Project Starfish promotes a healthy lifestyle in students through a strong partnership between Adapted Physical Education teachers, trainers and parents. The teachers, trainers, students and parents use WhatsApp, a common communication platform, to form group chats to extend learning beyond school into the home. Using the platform, videos of exercise routine to carry out at home were sent to parents and students. Students video oneself doing the exercise routine and send it back to the teachers and trainers for feedback. The close partnership between students, teachers, trainers and parents, has empowered students to adopt and maintain healthier lifestyles!
Accessing Health Care Services – Visiting Clinic use a simulated learning environment created by virtual reality technology for students to learn to manage their medical needs by learning symptoms of illnesses and how to visit the clinic to get medical help. With the help of staff at Changi Airport Group and Raffles Clinic staff, the students get to do role-play at a Raffles Medical Clinic, and apply the knowledge and skills learnt.