Life-Long Learning Programme (LLP)
Bendemeer’s Service Learning for Life Programme (LLP) seeks to provide a variety of rich learning opportunities for students to become co-creators of knowledge. As an education method, service learning provides students with the opportunity to gain character, develop a sense of ethics and modify their value system if need be. Students can also acquire and develop skills that will endear them to becoming an effective leader as well as expand their career awareness. Through civic engagement, community partner collaboration and personal reflection, the LLP will also prepare students for a life of active citizenship.
LLP is embedded in the schools’ Values for Action (VIA) programme which is carried out across the 4/5 years. At the first tier, the structured program outlined by the school will ensure that all students have the opportunities/autonomy and ownership progressively to chart their progress in being active contributors and citizen leaders. The second tier involves our student leaders carrying out a student initiated and directed service learning project. All CCAs are also required to lead their own student-initiated service learning projects that preferably lavage on the students’ skills and abilities acquired through the respective CCAs. This we hope will further deepen the schools’ efforts to cultivate an attitude of life-long volunteerism.
Bendemeer adopts a whole school, thematic approach to VIA. The themes for the different levels are as follows:
Students are provided opportunities to choose and plan activities for their beneficiaries. This provides them with greater ownership for their projects since they are able to see that their opinions are powerful while they shape outcomes and make a difference to their surroundings.