I Can Fly

50 Experiences for 500 Kids // Outing with Blangah Rise Primary School // 06 Nov 15 // "I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky". And on this day, the kids from Blangah Rise Primary School realised their dream of flying. All thanks to iFly Singapore for sponsoring the flights and giving them the experience of a lifetime.

"You mean I can really fly?"
"How to do that?"
"Is it scary?"
"What do we fly in?"

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

A group photo before we set off from Blangah Rise Primary School.

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

Esther (center), our Craft Specialist imparted her skills of making pop-up cards for any occasion to the kids. Since Christmas was barely a month away, they worked on a Christmas card for that special someone.

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

With just basic materials but lots of colours, the kids transformed the plain papers into beautiful works of art with their creativity.

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

To make these lucky kids (who have been selected for this outing) feel even luckier, we had a lucky draw with 10 prizes given out. Prizes included the much sought-after Singa Lions, stationery surprise bag and tote bags from Tee-saurus.

The winners were overwhelmed by their sheer luck! Even Mr Mohan, their teacher was equally excited!

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

The lucky winners! Each winner dipped there hands into the lucky draw box to pick the next winner."

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

Before the kids could actually "fly", they have to learn the techniques of flying so that they can easily float in the air.

"Hands out! Straighten your legs! Heads up!"
called out the instructor. And the kids did just that, learning to fly and given the Professional Safety Training.

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

How cool they looked in the flight suit that came complete with goggles, helmet and ear plugs

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

Into the wind tunnel they went! The first group of 16 students excitedly entered the chamber awaiting their first flight. Each were given 2 flights of 45 seconds.

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

"Up up and away! The first brave soul took the plunge. What an experience! It was not as difficult as it seemed as they were all guided by a professional.

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

And when it all came to an end, the kids were all still so "high", chattering non-stop on their flying adventure.

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

An ice-cream treat for all of them, for being so brave to attempt this flying experience. No one freaked out.

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

It was a day they will never forget...

And they said, "We believe we can fly, we believed we almost touched the sky"

And they all wanted to return again!

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

The Collective Effort team and our volunteers for this outing.

Every child also went back with a goodie bag packed with stationery, breakfast supplies, toys and etc.

Special thanks:
iFly Singapore for hosting the kids.
Esther from The Card Room for the fun craft session.
Stephanie for helping us out with the kids.
KC from @SG_FamilyMan for all the beautiful photos.
Tee-Saurus for the lucky draw tote bags.
Teachers from Blangah Rise Primary School.
And all supporters and sponsors of this project.

With love,
Elaine & Joanna