As schools across Singapore closed in early April to support Singapore’s social distancing policy, the start of the circuit breaker period was challenging for the community. UWCSEA launched various initiatives to support the community during this time and to encourage the continuous involvement among members whether parents, staff or students. The College launched its remote learning programme, providing K-11 students with age-appropriate opportunities to continue their learning.
UWCSEA’s online learning programme also included as many elements of the learning programme as possible. The Activities Department teams brought a great deal of their programme online and launched websites for the East and Dover Activities programmes, allowing students (and any interested friends and family!) to train online with their teams, practice meditation, develop new dance skills, learn how to cook and so much more.
The College made a call out to everyone in the community to share their experiences and their ways of keeping themselves engaged and active amidst the restrictions. Many entries were submitted, covering everything from remote learning to home workouts, and music and art projects. It was clear that everyone took it in their stride to make the most out of the situation despite physical barriers.
We may have been apart physically but we remained united in learning and purpose! Throughout the challenges of COVID-19, the #UWCSEA community showed tremendous resilience, creativity and determination – all while staying connected to the UWC mission. Watch the video below to see what we got up to during time!