Blossom Creative Centre’s children and teachers headed to Changi Airport Terminal 3 to learn more about ‘Community Helpers’ as part of our June school holiday program. The children explored the airport and were introduced to the various occupations that can be found at the airport eg: pilots, flight attendants passenger service agents and other airport staff work. Some of airport ground staff even spoke to the children and introduced various parts about their jobs as the teachers guided the children in understanding the display monitors which informs people of flight arrival and departure timings. The children were amazed when informed of the estimated number of people passing by the airport each day!
The teachers also took this valuable opportunity to fill the children in on the nature of the various community helpers’ jobs and introduced all the facilities that can be found at the airport. The children were amazed when informed of the estimated number of people passing by the airport each day!Besides the fun experience riding the sky train to terminal 2 and back to terminal 3. The children were super excited to have an aerial view of Changi Airport’s surrounds, including the control tower.
After the train ride, we went to the viewing gallery where they got to see the aeroplanes moving and preparation for their next flight. We even managed to catch a glimpse of an aeroplane landing! Through the many information panels at the viewing gallery, the children acquired a lot of information about the Changi Airport such as its origin, how it was started and who were the people behind it. We also saw miniature models of different kinds of aeroplanes used at the airport and only wished we could take one home! We also learnt that these aeroplanes not only transport people to different places, but also animals and how they are being transported.
To sum up an enjoyable and meaningful excursion, the children went to the activity corner where they enjoyed colouring pictures of the airport and different aircrafts, completing some puzzles and playing at the playground. It was indeed a long but meaningful day for the children!