A challenge of the highest honour

LEM Students Help Preserve and Share a Piece of Singapore’s History
by Sasha Fong

TP students from the Diploma in Leisure & Events Management (LEM) recently had the invaluable opportunity to collaborate with the Istana to organise the inaugural Istana Heritage Gallery (IHG) Challenge, launched by President Halimah Yacob.

Over the last few months, 10 second-year students worked tirelessly to conceptualise and run the challenge, crafting the game activities as well as developing online and offline marketing and publicity materials for the event.

“This was an excellent opportunity for our students to front a client-initiated project and provide a turnkey solution for a client, in this case, IHG”, said LEM course manager, Grace Chia.

Held over two weekends at the Istana Heritage Gallery, the challenge saw over 200 upper primary and lower secondary school students completing a series of quizzes and tasks accurately in the fastest time while reviewing the exhibition panels at the gallery. Aimed to create more awareness on the history of the presidential office, the challenge also launched the #IstanaHeritageGallery and #IHGChallenge campaigns to further engage the youth.

 “My biggest takeaway from organising the event was the importance of communication,” shared LEM student Cheryl Chan.

“This ensured that everyone in the team received timely, accurate and identical information to be disseminated effectively to the event participants. Being practical and adaptable are also important lessons welearnt in the planning process, in order to overcome logistics and deadline challenges.”


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