Technology Division, Ministry of Education
Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore partners
Dr. John Potter, Caroline Durville and their sons Casper and Alex to create
opportunities for learning and a virtual experience of the journey they
will take as they sail the Indian Ocean on their sailing vessel ‘Jocara’.
Students from eight primary and secondary schools* in Singapore will be
following ‘Jocara’ as she embarks on this exciting trip to
the Indian Ocean. This is an educational and exciting project that brings
learning beyond the classroom. Students will embark on projects that explore
the rich biodiversity of the Indian Ocean. They will also discover the
applications of science in real-life research, sailing and navigation.
Through the students’ interaction with the family, students will
be exposed to the interesting cultures of the various destinations that
‘Jocara’ will be visiting. "
*The eight Singapore schools are: Beatty Secondary, Cedar Primary, Catholic
High (Secondary), Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary, Naval Base Secondary,
Peirce Secondary, Ping Yi Secondary and Si Ling Primary.
Voyage Indian Ocean: Learning Adventure!
(URL - http://www.moe.gov.sg/edumall/projects/voila/index.htm)
This is a website done for Singaporean students from primary and secondary
schools. It aims to provide students with interesting and meaningful
resources about the islands in the Indian Ocean, marine life and the
The Voila! website features the following sections:
Explorer's Diary - features up-to-date articles, interviews and emails
from the Potter family as they travel in the Indian Ocean
on a Boat - contains a virtual reality tour of Jocara and introduces
to students the features of a sail boat that allows for survival in
Hop - provides information about the destinations that the Potter
family will be visiting
Projects - introduces the projects that each of the 8 participating
schools will be doing in relation to the Potter family's expedition
- showcases students' written and creative works