Tuesday 21 February 2023, the atmosphere in the hall of Primary School Sekolah Harapan Bangsa Modernland was busy. Many parents of students came and each of them seemed to be holding their gadgets. They recorded the activities of grade 1 and 2 students with happy faces. That morning the school held its first field trip after the pandemic to Kidzania at Pacific Place, Jakarta. That is why many parents were present to send off their beloved children for the first time to take part in out-of-school activities without parents.
The children looked happy and cheerful. In class they have been given a brief briefing by the homeroom teacher about today’s activities. Each class is divided into two groups and each group is accompanied by a teacher. This is a school SOP which requires -approximately- ten students to be accompanied by one teacher in out-of-school activities. With maximum assistance, it is expected that students can participate in activities in a good, safe and coordinated manner.
The school provided three air-conditioned buses with vendors from Royal Platinum. Buses are very comfortable and safe to take children to Field Trip locations. The rain that had fallen since morning did not dampen the spirits of the children. Along the way they sang, played guessing games, played magic and ate the snacks they have brought.
After the students had arrived at Kidzania, they immediately lined up and assisted by operators from Kidzania. Then students were brought to the 6th floor via the elevator.
They arrived at Kidzania at eleven o’clock. The students were having their lunch first before doing activities because the students have made the long journey from school to Kidzania in Sudirman, Jakarta.
After lunch the students were in groups and accompanied by the teacher to do their in various games such as being a firefighter, police officer, making cakes, making chocolate, making noodle , being a hairdresser, radio announcer, dentist and so on. All the students looked so excited that it didn’t feel like it was time to go home.
When returning to school, the three Royal Platinum buses were escorted by Patwal officers specially sent by the school to expedite the journey of the students who had participated in very busy activities all day long at Kidzania. With this escort, buses containing groups of Primary School . Sekolah Harapan Bangsa grade 1 and 2 students can arrive quickly and safely to school.
Thank you Sekolah Harapan Bangsa , thank you principal, all of the teachers, OB, drivers and school security team.