The Kidz Academy 2017
The Kidz Academy is back during the June School holidays from 9 to 11 June 2017 at Suntec Singapore Halls 404 to 406. This year, the organisers are introducing new additions to the three-day event which will showcase Singapore’s rich history.
The Kidz Academy Storyland, a segment featuring live theatrical acts based on Singapore’s urban legends: The Legend of Bukit Merah, The Legend of Badang and history of Sang Nila Utama. Also on board is National Library Board as the Official Storyland Partner, presenting another Singaporean folklore which will be unveiled nearer to event date.
A colouring and art contest will be held for the first time at The Kidz Academy, themed on Singapore’s folklores and legends. The contest will be open to children from ages five to 12 years old with prizes worth more than $1,000 in total to be won.
The event will also feature back-to-school games, activities and food from the 60s to 90s with the objective of introducing children to a non-digital era that their parents have grown up in.
Partnering with Youth Leader Singapore, the event will debut TKA Care Challenge: a collaborative effort between ten local primary schools to raise an amount of $10,000 for The Straits Times Pocket Money Fund. The students will be creating special knick-knacks made from mostly environmentally-friendly materials to be sold at the respective schools and during the three-day event.
Another fundraising effort will witness the organisers working with The Salvation Army Singapore to raise funds for its local causes through The Kidz Academy Book Cart, making its round to schools, offices and the event venue to sell second-hand children books from local and international authors at a fixed price of $2.90 each.
Visitors at The Kidz Academy 2017 can also look forward to the following activities:
1. Meet & Greet sessions
The Kidz Academy will bring forth characters from Robocar Poli featuring Poli and Amber for three days of performances and Meet & Greet sessions. Online registrations for the meet and greet sessions will be announced at The Kidz Academy’s Facebook page.
2. Free Trial Classes
Three days of trial classes from educational and enrichment providers will happen from 10am to 8pm daily. The programmes are tailored for ages 2 – 12 years old, encompassing English, Maths, Science, technology, arts and more. Registration will be available at the official website.
3. Daily Stage Activities
A comprehensive set of stage segments from various exhibitors encompassing education, the arts, sports and more.
4. Daily Lucky Draws with prizes worth more than $10,000
Visitors will be entitled to one chance in the lucky draw with every receipt of purchase. Happening twice daily at 2.30pm and 7.00pm, a total of more than $12,000 worth of prizes will include a 2D1N in a One-Bedroom Villa at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa worth $4,100 as the grand prize.
5. Goodie Bag Giveaway (Worth up to $50)
With a total of 1,500 goodie bags to be given away, registrants are to redeem the Goodie Bags at the event from 10am onwards. Participants can reserve a goodie bag through online registrations or be the first 200 to queue at the door.
6. The Kidz Academy Play Pass
The Play Pass is an interactive activity for children of all ages. Participants are to complete activities from different pit stops held at various booths at the event. Completion of the Fun Passport entitles one to a game of Tikam-Tikam with exclusive prizes up for grabs.
7. Young Singapore Icon Contest
Introducing a new stage segment, the contest aims to crown the most creative display of a Singaporean icon, open to children from ages 5 to twelve. The top participants will walk away with prizes worth more than $1,000 in total.
8. The Kidz Academy Village
In collaboration with partners such as Loacker, the The Kidz Academy Village offers complimentary refreshments for children of all ages at varying timeslots throughout the day. Limited quantities will be available each day.
9. The Finals of Speak Up! Kids Public Speaking Competition
Happening on 9 and 11 June 2017, the finals of the second public speaking competition – a joint collaboration between The Kidz Academy and Speech Academy Asia will showcase 24 teams from three different age groups and various primary schools.
Date: Fri 9 June to Sunday 11 June
Time: 10am – 9pm (9 – 10 June) and 10am – 8pm (11 June)
Venue: Suntec Singapore, Halls 404 to 406