The Kidz Academy is back in 2017 with a local twist
The Kidz Academy is back this June school holidays from 9 to 11 June 2017 at Suntec Singapore Halls 404 to 406. This year, the three-day event is going local, with many new additions showcasing Singapore’s rich history.
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 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, and themed Singapore’s folklores and legends. The contest will be open to children from ages 5 to 12 years old, with prizes worth more than $2,400 in total. Registration is open until 6 June 2017.
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 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 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, which will make 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.
Organised by Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH), The Kidz Academy will take place from Friday 9 June to Sunday11 June, 10am – 9pm (9 – 10 June) and 10am – 8pm (11 June) at Suntec Singapore Halls 404 to 406.
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 ends on 6 June 2017.
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 $14,000
Visitors will be entitled to one chance in the lucky draw with every receipt of purchase. Happening twice daily at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, a total of more than $14,000 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.
Online registration closes on 6 June 2017.
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. 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 twelve. The top participants will walk away with prizes which includes Universal Studios Singapore® Admission Tickets and retail vouchers.
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 varied 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.
10. Safe Cycle Programme
A dedicated zone that imparts basic skills training and road circuit simulation to educate kids on safe cycling, children will be certified as a young safe cyclist at the end of the programme. Registration is available here.
11. Free-to-play Inflatable Zone
Three inflatable attractions will be available across three days on within an allocated space of more than 200sqm. The inflatable zone will include attractions such as Ninja Run, Discovery Box and Ultimate Rebound – the only of its kind in Singapore.