Over the annual three-day Open House, busloads of secondary students would descend upon the Republic Polytechnic campus in Woodlands to learn more about the wide array of courses on offer. One such school was Jurong West Secondary.
Lim Leon followed a group of them as they made their way through the many exhibits put up by the different schools in RP.
ALL ABOARD: Republic Polytechnic Student Ambassadors Lee Jun Wen and Bryan Tan welcome the students from Jurong West Secondary while doing a headcount as they line up to board the bus that would take them from their school in the western part of the island up north to Woodlands for Republic Polytechnic Open House. (Photo: Lim Leon)
WALK THIS WAY: The RP Student Ambassadors usher the students to the campus, which is already abuzz in a carnival-like atmosphere with many booths and activities awaiting them. (Photo: Lim Leon)
SAY CHEESE: At a booth set up by the School of Technology for the Arts, a group of Jurong West Secondary students cajole their teacher to gamely pose to create a GIF image. (Photo: Lim Leon)
BUSINESS TIME: After the STA booth, students spend 15 minutes at the School of Management and Communication area to learn more about the diplomas on offer: consumer behaviour and research, human resource management with psychology, mass communication, and social enterprise management. (Photo: Lim Leon)
SCREEN TIME: These Jurong West Secondary students try out for a chance to be broadcast journalists for a day at the special booth set up by the Diploma in Mass Communication of SMC. (Photo: Lim Leon)
HEART-TO-HEART: At the RP Open House, students are able to find out more about the courses and what life’s like as an RP student not only from the RP staff and lecturers but also from RP students themselves. (Photo: Lim Leon)
HIGH JUMP: Over at the booth set up by the School of Sports, Health and Leisure, the sporty types have plenty of activities to try out, which will give them an idea of the range of courses offered by the school. One such activity is this vertical jump test, which beckons the basketball player in the group to find out how he fares. (Photo: Lim Leon)
SUGAR RUSH: It is not just learning and playing at the RP Open House as these girls discover – there’s also a cotton candy machine located at the School of Infocomm booth to perk them up. (Photo: Lim Leon)
KNOW YOUR GREENS: This mini ecology system that greets the students at the Diploma in Environmental Science booth let them learn about the type of organisms that thrive in this ecological system. (Photo: Lim Leon)
ONE FOR THE ROAD: Having learnt about the various courses on offer at the RP Open House, these students of Jurong West Secondary and their teacher strike a group pose before heading back to their school. (Photo: Lim Leon)