22nd July 2023
In 2022, Yusof Ishak Secondary School moved into its new campus in Punggol, and their efforts to redesign the campus creatively earned them the prestigious Minister’s Innovation Award.
Yusof Ishak Secondary School’s redevelopment shows how innovative design can support learning beyond the traditional classroom, and illustrates how schools and learning spaces will be designed in future.
Flexible modular types of furniture or equipment are used throughout the school, from its labs to the canteen and library, making them more conducive for students to gather and work together. The work benches in the biology and physics lab support learning at different stations, giving teachers the flexibility to facilitate lessons differently from frontal lecture-style teaching.
The new Minister’s Innovation Award, which was introduced by Education Minister Chan Chun Sing, recognises innovations with large-scale, system-level impact across MOE headquarters, schools and the ministry’s statutory boards.