Meet Richelle Ann: A Young Inquirer from APEC Schools

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Finally, there’s a school that offers a subject dedicated solely to teaching kids to become critical thinkers, values-driven inquirers, and effective problem solvers.Say hello to Ayala-led APEC Schools.

Aside from the important academic subjects usually taught in class, APEC Schools makes sure that its students know more than just compute, comprehend, and memorize important info and concepts relevant to mathematics, history, the sciences, and grammar.

Meet Richelle Ann. Through a scholarship, she currently enjoys the perks of an Ayala education. She attests to the effectiveness of their subjectaptly called Life Labs in honing one’s problem-solving skills. “Dito, tinuturuan kami kung paano magkaroon ng malalim na pagiisip…paano masolusyunan ang isang problema na para sayo parang napakahirap pero pag ginawa mo na pala, napakadali,” she explained.

Life Labs isa problem-based subject that provides students opportunities to examine real-life situations and issues and formulate their own solutions to address these pressing concerns. With Life Labs, students are also taught to use their research/probing skills as well as exercise their creativity to address issues such as road safety, financial, health, and media literacy among others.

Watch Ann and her schoolmate Ella as they further help appreciate Life Labs even more.

Mum’s two cents

Life Labs is something new to me, but in this day and age, I thought it is a must for every student. It is about time we re-think the old and beaten processes and procedures of local education and teach the children in class about concepts that actually matters and important life skills that are relevant today.

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