Thursday, 8 June 2017

The Kidz Academy 2017

Ever since BB went SmartKids Asia & enjoyed himself tremendously earlier this year, he had been asking to revisit it every now & then which I've had to repeatedly explain to him that it's an yearly event so he gotta wait for the next one. Thus, I know he'll be thrilled when I tell him we've received a media invite to The Kidz Academy which is also organised by Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH). 

The Kidz Academy is back this June school holidays from 9th to 11th June 2017 at Suntec Singapore Halls 404 to 406 with a local twist! There'll be many new additions showcasing Singapore's rich history which I believe will enable the LOs to learn in a fun way through play ;>

The Kidz Academy Storyland, a segment featuring live theatrical acts, will showcase performances based on Singapore's urban legends - The Legend of Bukit Merah, The Legend of Badang & history of Sang Nila Utama. Also on board is National Library Board as the Official Storyland Partner, presenting another Singaporean folklore.

The event will also feature back-to-school games, activities & food from the 60s to 90s with the objective of introducing children to a non-digital era that we've grown up in. I'm actually really looking forward to these..hee!

Partnering with Youth Leader Singapore, the event will debut TKA Care Challenge: a collaborative effort between ten local primary schools to raise funds 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 & 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, which will make its rounds to schools, offices & the event venue to sell second-hand children books from local & international authors at a fixed price of $2.90 each.

Visitors at The Kidz Academy can also look forward to the following activities:

1. Watch Robocar Poli Live Onstage Daily
The Kidz Academy will bring forth characters from Robocar Poli featuring Poli & Amber for 3 days of performances at 1pm & 7pm daily.

2. Daily Stage Activities
A comprehensive set of stage segments from various exhibitors encompassing education, the art, sports & more.

3. Daily Lucky Draws with prizes worth more than $14,000
Visitors will be entitled to 1 chance in the lucky draw with every receipt of purchase. Happening twice daily at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, a total of more than $14,000 worth of prizes that include a 2D1N stay in a One-Bedroom Villa at Amara Santuary Resort Sentosa worth $4,100 as the grand prize!

4. 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. Be the 1st 200 participants to queue at the door to get one.

5. 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.

6. The Young Singapura Girl Contest
Introducing a new stage segment, the contest aims to crown the most creative display of the young Singapore girl in their best ethnic wear. Open to children from ages 5 to 12. The top participants will walk away with prizes which include Universal Studios Singapore Admission Tickets & retail vouchers.

7. The Kidz Academy Village
In collaboration with partners such as Loacker, the Kidz Academy Village offers complimentary refreshments for children of all ages at varied timeslots throughout the day. Limited quantities will be available each day.

8. The Finals of Speak Up! Kids Public Speaking Competition
Happening on 9th & 11th June, the finals of the 2nd public speaking competition - a joint collaboration between The Kidz Academy & Speech Academy Asia will showcase 24 teams from 3 different age groups & various primary schools.

9. Safe Cycle Programme
A dedicated zone that impacts basic skills training & road circuit stimulation to educate kids on safe cycling, children will be certified as a safe cyclist at the end of the programme. Registration is available here.

10. Free-to-play Inflatable Zone
3 inflatable attractions will be available across 3 days within an allocated space of more than 200sqm. The inflatable zone will include attractions such as Ninja Run, Discovery Box & Ultimate Rebound - the only of its kind in Singapore.

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About Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd

A wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Sphere Exhibits, which stands for "SPH Events, Roadshows and Exhibitions", aims to be the leading events company catering to a diverse mix of trade and consumer clientele.

Backed by a committed and experienced team of professionals and SPH's comprehensive range of media platforms, Sphere Exhibits’ shows, events and exhibitions centre on unique concepts that attract local audiences and regional participants. Among Sphere Exhibits' events are The IT Show, COMEX, Licence2Play, Asian Masters, Gourmet Japan and Kidz Academy.

Leveraging on its expertise in event conceptualisation, planning and execution, Sphere Exhibits delivers memorable and quality events that meet the objectives of its clientele and partners.

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang. 
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