Vote For The ‘Most Impressive Roller Coaster’ Projects & Fuel Your School With STEM @ Central Singapore Programme

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Hi Huneybees,

Mr Hri Kumar, Vice-Chairman for Central Singapore CDC, Mr John Sam, Marketing Support Manager, Chevron Singapore Pte Ltd, volunteers from Raffles Girls’ School, Science and Mathematics Department, trainers are from Duck Learning and participating students celebrating the finale of the inaugural Fuel Your School – STEM @ Central Singapore programme.
Back on 22nd June 2015, Central Singapore CDC and Caltex collaborated to launch a new enrichment programme - Fuel Your School that is targeted to enhance the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) capabilities and skills of lower secondary students in Singapore as well as to encourage students to major in STEM-related fields in future.  


Mr Hri Kumar, Vice-Chairman for Central Singapore CDC interacting with a group of participating students from Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) during the inaugural Fuel Your School – STEM @ Central Singapore programme.
From 22 to 25 June 2015, 320 students from 13 secondary schools in the Central Singapore District had attended this inaugural 1-day camp, including learning journeys and hands-on activities to engage them through practical activities and bridge textbook classroom knowledge with real-world application hands on.

Over the last four days, students embarked on a learning journey to Universal Studios Singapore (USS), where they were introduced to the mechanics and physics behind the construction of a theme park ride and through guided tours and briefings conducted by trained facilitators at USS, the students gained an understanding of STEM principles - from the forces of flight and Newton’s Laws, to technological design and symmetry. They also learned about problem- solving, modelling, and measurement tools throughout the course of the workshops.

A Pitsco-exclusive Roller Coaster Track prototype developed by the participating students.
Under the mentorship of teacher volunteers from the Raffles Girls’ School’s Science and Mathematics Department and certified trainers from Duck Learning Company, the students were further divided into groups of five and given the chance to design and build their own roller coaster using the Pitsco-exclusive Roller Coaster Track kit. The programme marked the first time that the kit has been used in an educational programme for youths.



A Pitsco-exclusive Roller Coaster Track prototype developed by the participating students.
The whole experience was summed up with a friendly social media competition, where students will upload a video of their roller-coaster design online to showcase their learning to teachers, friends and family.   
Mr Hri Kumar, Vice-Chairman for Central Singapore CDC and Mr John Sam, Marketing Support Manager, Chevron Singapore Pte Ltd, observing the participating students during their final project demonstrations during the inaugural Fuel Your School – STEM @ Central Singapore programme.
From 29 June to 3 July 2015, members of the public may view the projects via the CDC’s YouTube channel, and vote for the ‘Most Impressive Roller Coaster’ projects. Winners will stand to win $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 for the first, second and third prizes respectively. In addition, photos of the projects will also be posted on Facebook for the public to vote. The top 10 ‘Most Popular Roller Coaster’ projects will also win $500 each. All winnings will go towards the Mathematics and Science Departments of the respective schools, to continue supporting the development of STEM programmes for its students.

Both Central Singapore CDC and Caltex hope to establish a springboard for the Fuel Your School – STEM @ Central Singapore programme to be organised annually, and continue to support Singapore’s focus on education as the key to social mobility. To support this, STEM educational kits and toys will be available for purchase at all Caltex StarMarts island wide, till 31 July 2015, to continue raising awareness on STEM-related topics throughout Singapore. Caltex customers can pick up these learning tools for their children and use their Thanks! points to offset $1 with every 40 Thanks! points during purchase. Below is a video of the educational kits and toys...


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Caltex Singapore is also reaching out to the community and the public to garner support for its Fuel Your School programmes. From 22 June to 5 July 2015, for every fuel purchase made with the Caltex Thanks! Card at Caltex stations in Singapore, Caltex will donate $1 to fund and run the 2015 Fuel Your School programmes, up to a maximum of S$100,000 for this year’s programme.

Photo and Video Credits: Caltex Singapore and Central Singapore Community Development Council


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