Programme for Active Learning (PAL)
PAL is an initiative by MOE to provide all Primary 1 & 2 pupils with a well-rounded primary school experience. PAL encourages learning beyond the classroom and gives pupils to discover their new interests, learn new skills and develop their character. In PAL, pupils will be exposed to sports and outdoor education, performing and visual arts. As a Phase 8 school, PAL is officially launched in Gongshang in 2017.
Objectives of PAL
· Facilitate holistic development of pupils in the moral, physical, social and aesthetics domains
· Provide varied avenues for pupils to develop social and emotional competencies.
Characteristics of PAL Modules
PAL modules are experiential in nature, encompass learning in a creative way, and provide opportunities for children to create, incorporate values education and social-emotional learning, fun and enjoyable. (Adapted from PAL Resource Guide, MOE).
PAL Modules Offered (7 Lessons Per Module)
‘Animal Adventures’ (Primary 1)
‘Around the World’ (Primary 1)
|Outdoor Education||‘The Great Outdoors' (Primary 1 & 2) |
Pupils will be able to experience things in their environment. They will be outdoors, going on scavenger hunts to search of things. Pupils will broaden their perspectives as they learn about great outdoor experiences on journeys such as the Mount Everest.
|Sports & Games||‘Mini-Olympics’ (Primary 2) |
Pupils will be able to apply the psychomotor skills taught in the PE syllabus in the modified versions of games and sports in the Olympic Games and learn a specified set of SEL skills and competencies that portray the essence of Olympic values which are aligned to the school values.
|Drama||‘The World of Imagination' (Primary 2) |
Pupils are exposed to key features of drama namely ‘Teacher-in- role’, freeze frames, conscience alley and story whoosh. Each lesson is based on a story that teaches a moral value. By being engaged in the key features mentioned and the story itself, pupils learn important social and emotional skills.