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Course Overview:


Bold Pioneers
Age 14 – 18

SCHEDULE

“No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.” – Sir Isaac Newton

DISCOVERY ADVENTURES: WEEK 1 – 4


Adventure Sports

Are you prepared to boldly face new challenges? Bold Pioneers will be guided by specialists through an incredible array of activities including rock climbing, archery, water fun, martial arts, and various adventure course tracks. Join our Bold Pioneers as we tackle a new, challenging adventure each day!
* Course cost includes full insurance and transportation to all off-site activities. Staff supervision is arranged with the group at all times.

LANGUAGE DISCOVERY: WEEK 1 – 4


English as a Second Language (ESL)

Bold Pioneers can take advantage of this newly developed approach to advancing and enjoying essential English skills for bothreading and writing. Working in small groups, we will focus on understanding context and communicating our point in both written and verbal methods. Join our Bold Pioneers for this concentrated, fast-paced, and highly motivating course!


Creative Language (Intermediate ESL to Native English Speakers)

Bold Pioneers will develop interesting new ways to express ourselves through story-telling. The course will help broaden skills and appreciation in developing plots, building characterisation, using dialogue, and chronology. Bold Pioneers will read short stories; discuss why some stories are exciting and others aren’t; and explore the qualities of writing techniques. Join our Bold Pioneers on this discovery of greater confidence in reading and writing of short narratives, building towards a portfolio of completed works & drafts, and a compilation of vivid phrases and paragraphs for use in future adventures.


Intensive English Language [FULL DAY Course]

Bold Pioneers who are committed to improving their English language skills will discover that this four-week intensive course has been specially developed to equip you with a strong foundation, enabling you to flourish in your reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities. Each lesson is geared towards building confidence in grammar, vocabulary, writing, and speaking in a friendly group environment. You will explore role-play (talking with each other) and task-based assignments (having fun with English). If you feel that your English skills could be sharpened, this is definitely the ISS Summer School course for you!

ARTS DISCOVERY: WEEK 1 & 2


Just Play! Senior

Are you ready to rock and roll?! Whether you’re a budding rock star or simply curious to explore some instruments for the first time, this course will enable you to just start playing. As we get comfortable with instruments, we’ll explore exercises to develop playing skills as part of a group. Join our Bold Pioneers for a fun jam session of rock, pop, jazz, and more!


Discover Drama: Dramatic Flair

If you have a flair for drama and an interest in being centre stage, the Discover Drama course is for you! Explore how the plot, action, and character development can be balanced to craft an engaging tale; develop confidence and speaking skills to boldly perform in front of an audience; and experiment with the techniques that create a magical theatrical performance. Join our Bold Pioneers to discover your dramatic flair!


Sonic Pi

Are you ready for an adventure into the future of music? In this exciting and unique course, our Bold Pioneers will learn to write code to creatively compose music in an incredible range of styles. Sonic Pi is a new kind of musical instrument which enables us to convert a line of code to create musical notes. We can then add effects and use parameters to change the way notes sound, play two tunes at the same time, use randomisation within a composition, and more! What kind of music will you create? Join our Bold Pioneers as we embark on an interesting and unique adventure of combining coding and music!

ARTS DISCOVERY: WEEK 3 & 4


Just Play! Senior

Are you ready to rock and roll?! Whether you’re a budding rock star or simply curious to put your fingers on some instruments for the first time, this course will enable you to just start playing. As we get comfortable with instruments, we’ll explore exercises to develop playing skills as part of a group. Join our Bold Pioneers for a fun jam session of rock, pop, jazz, and more!


Discover Drama: “No More Mr. Nice Guy”

If you have a flair for drama and an interest in being centre stage, the Discover Drama course is for you! In this course we’ll create a theatrical play from start to finish. Our main character, “Mr. Nice Guy”, lives in a town where it is illegal to be kind to one another. Mr. Nice Guy risks everything to go against the crowd, attempting to show people how being kind and supportive is the right thing to do. Explore how to structure a play, how to write scripts, and methods to deliver a dramatic performance. Join our Bold Pioneers to unleash your dramatic flair!


Sonic Pi

Are you ready for an adventure into the future of music? In this exciting and unique course, our Bold Pioneers will learn to write code to creatively compose music in an incredible range of styles. Sonic Pi is a new kind of musical instrument which enables us to convert a line of code to create musical notes. We can then add effects and use parameters to change the way notes sound, play two tunes at the same time, use randomisation within a composition, and more! What kind of music will you create? Join our Bold Pioneers as we embark on an interesting and unique adventure of combining coding and music!

STEM DISCOVERY: WEEK 1 & 2


Game Design

If you enjoy playing computer games - why not learn how to make your own? Explore how interactive stories, games, and animations are designed and coded in Scratch. Challenge your friends to clear a game that you have crafted and coded! Join our Bold Pioneers as we think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively to design amazing games!


mBot Robotics

Don’t miss out on this chance to build your own robot - and learn how to programme it! This exciting, hands-on experience combines graphical programming, electronics, and robotics. Assemble your robot car, and then code it to race against your friends! Clear mazes and obstacles, battle against teams, and race to complete missions & quests. Complete the course - and take your robot home to challenge friends again! Join our Bold Pioneers to start building robots!
* This course requires an additional S$150 purchase of a robot kit. The robot can be taken home at the conclusion of the course.


Sonic Pi

Are you ready for an adventure into the future of music? In this exciting and unique course, our Bold Pioneers will learn to write code to creatively compose music in an incredible range of styles. Sonic Pi is a new kind of musical instrument which enables us to convert a line of code to create musical notes. We can then add effects and use parameters to change the way notes sound, play two tunes at the same time, use randomisation within a composition, and more! What kind of music will you create? Join our Bold Pioneers as we embark on an interesting and unique adventure of combining coding and music!

STEM DISCOVERY: WEEK 3 & 4


Shooting Carnival

This is your chance to learn how to build your very own laser game! We’ll explore how infrared lasers function, how the circuit assembly and controls work, and then we’ll build and test the transmitter and receiver sensors! Finish out the week by challenging your friends in a shooting competition. Join our Bold Pioneers as we design carnival-worthy laser games!
* This course requires an additional S$150 purchase circuit boards and materials. This device can be taken home at the conclusion of the course.


Mini Drone

Calling all bold pilots! In this thrilling course, we’ll discover how to programme and pilot our drones. Team up with friends to clear quests and obstacles, and race against opponents to complete a mission. Complete the course - and take home your programmable mini-drone to challenge friends again! Join our Bold Pioneers to find out if you have what it takes to pilot your drone to victory!
* This course requires an additional S$150 purchase of a mini drone kit. This device can be taken home at the conclusion of the course.


Sonic Pi

Are you ready for an adventure into the future of music? In this exciting and unique course, our Bold Pioneers will learn to write code to creatively compose music in an incredible range of styles. Sonic Pi is a new kind of musical instrument which enables us to convert a line of code to create musical notes. We can then add effects and use parameters to change the way notes sound, play two tunes at the same time, use randomisation within a composition, and more! What kind of music will you create? Join our Bold Pioneers as we embark on an interesting and unique adventure of combining coding and music!

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