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The Kidz Academy is back with more fun, discovery, laughter

The Kidz Academy is back with more fun, discovery, laughter

Singapore, 29 May 2015  Singapore’s first and most dynamic kids education fair is back. With a floor space of 5,700 sq metres and a selection of exciting exhibitors, The Kidz Academy (TKA) 2015 promises to be enlightening, engaging and entertaining. The event will take place on 5 to 7 June 2015, from 11am to 9pm at Suntec Singapore Halls 403 to 405. Admission is free.

This one-stop-shop educational event will feature great exhibitors, interactive booth activities, stage performances, and informative trial classes for both parents and children. Popular highlights from previous years will return and include character meet and greet sessions and fun activity zones to entertain and engage your child. 

The Kidz Academy 2015

There is no one-size-fits all learning model – every child learns in their own special and unique way.  TKA 2015, as “Your Trusted Education Fair” represents an assembly of carefully chosen enrichment partners so that parents can make the most informed decisions for their child’s growth and development. By visiting TKA 2015, both parent and child can embark on the journey of learning together.

Fun character appearances 
TKA 2015 visitors will be able to attend meet and greet sessions with Pocoyo in their first ever appearance in Singapore and The Minions who are starring in their own soon-to-be released 3D theatrical movie. 

Free trial classes and enrichment sessions 
One of the most valuable and exciting events at The Kidz Academy is the opportunity to try a diverse range of trial classes. With no terms and conditions and no strings attached, parents have a great opportunity to get a feel of how  various centres and services can support and nurture their child’s development. Topics include “Lego Robotics Education Workshop” by in3labs, “Public Speaking for Kids” by Speech Academy Asia, “Drawing for Nepal: Mothers & Children” by Present App, “Geometric Intelligence” by Stamford Education and more.
Online registration is available on a first-come-first-served basis at
 www.thekidzacademy.com.sg

Great Fun & Activities for the Family
Event guests can visit the ZooMoov zone for an animal ride or take up the challenge of scaling Exponent Asia’s rock climbing wall. At the Carnival Area, children can amuse themselves through the bungee trampoline, bumper cars, train ride or carnival games. The Pocoyo activity area will feature a fun range of free mini activities such as friendship bracelet making, colouring workshops, mix and match puzzles as well as an inflatable playground and photobooth. 


Great deals and freebies for the whole family
1,500 goodie bags worth more than $30 each will be given out during the three-day event. Items include Young Scientist Magazine, pen and notebook from Great Eastern, Quaker’s Mini Cookies packs, Swensen’s Kid’s Meal voucher worth $8.80 and more. To receive a goodie bag, visitors can pre-register on Facebook online and be one of the first 500 pre-registered visitors on-site.  

Besides the attractive goodie bags, free Swensen’s ice-cream will also be given away at the event to the first 1,000 kids daily.

An annual favourite among TKA visitors, the Kidz Quest returns by popular demand where, after completing eight tasks with select exhibitors around the event hall, participants stand to redeem a Swensen’s Meal Voucher worth $8.90 and go into the draw to win a $500 King’s Candy Birthday Buffet. 

 
Exciting Exhibitor Highlights

KRTC Kent Ridge Education Hub (D05)
Kent Ridge Education Hub will be onsite to launch their new scholarship program exclusively at The Kidz Academy 2015. The KRTC Education Hub Scholarship is being given out this year in conjunction with the ongoing national SG50 celebrations. Applications are open to students who are studying P3 – P6 in Singapore public schools. The scholarship programme will be officially announced from Friday 5 – Sun 7 June where applications will be received exclusively at The Kidz Academy 2015. Six successful applicants will receive FULL scholarship tuition for ONE subject of his/her choice (English / Chinese / Mathematics / Science) for 20 lessons including waiver of registration fee and material cost.

Website: http://www.kentridgetutors.com/

Happy Train (Booth D14)
The Happy Train programme is a holistic brain-training programme that enriches children’s growing minds through a variety of games, guided play and hands-on activities. With curriculum designed to motivate the little learner’s aspiration of achievement, their exquisite teaching materials encourage children to explore concepts and ideas through experiential learning.

Website: http://www.happytrain.com.sg
 
Dance Thrilogy (F20)
Dance Thrilogy is where one can go if they look to Dance, Perform and Inspire. With a great range of dance forms to choose from, kids will have a ball with the passionate teachers and great learning environment. Dance Thrilogy was one of the nine grand finalists in the recently concluded regional Asia's Got Talent competition. Find out more from their website below.

Website: http://www.dancethrilogy.com/

VivaLing (C08)
VivaLing is the world first online language academy, where the best instructors are hired from all over the world. The staff team are passionate about teaching and building strong relationships with their students. Other than full immersion, this is probably the fastest way a child will learn a lanugage. Languages currently available are Mandarin, English, Spanish and French.

Website: http://www.vivaling.com/

Present – Sending Messages of Love to Mothers & Children in Nepal (B08)
Present is a social video diary app that is fast and easy to use. With app-launch recording and upload later, you will be able to enjoy your beautiful moments while capturing them. Drop by the Present booth with your family in order to record a video message of love and encouragement that will be sent to the Nepalese mothers and children.


Website: https://presentapp.co/

A total of more than 80,000 visitors are expected at the two three-day events.


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Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E 


For more information, please contact:


Tze Huei Lim (Ms)
Marketing Executive
Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd
DID: (65) 6319 3413

Email: thlim@sph.com.sg

Deror Wong (Mr)
Assistant Manager 
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226 
Email:
 derorw@sph.com.sg

About Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd

A wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Sphere Exhibits, which stands for "SPH Events, Roadshows and Exhibitions", aims to be the leading events company catering to a diverse mix of trade and consumer clientele. 

Backed by a committed and experienced team of professionals and SPH's comprehensive range of media platforms, Sphere Exhibits’ shows, events and exhibitions centre on unique concepts that attract local audiences and regional participants. Among Sphere Exhibits' events are The IT Show, COMEX, Licence2Play, Asian Masters, Gourmet Japan and Kidz Academy.

Leveraging on its expertise in event conceptualisation, planning and execution, Sphere Exhibits delivers memorable and quality events that meet the objectives of its clientele and partners.



About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Media 
The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian and My Paper (English section).  It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!;   book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers  - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section).  It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM 100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like  hardwarezone.comherworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. 

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

Other Businesses

Online Classified and New Media
SPH's online classified and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds), sgCarmart and Streetsine; Asiaone, Stomp, omy.com and SPH Razor. 

SPH's regional joint venture online classified business, 701Search, has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.


In addition, SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.

Education
SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes.  SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.


The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.