KidZania Kuala Lumpur – Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Mobile school outreach programme announces new industry partners
Putrajaya, 12 August 2015 – KidZania Kuala Lumpur, the award-winning themed learning centre officially announced the Industry Partners for the 2015/2016 cycle of its mobile themed educational entertainment programme – KidZania go!, a platform which provides students with the opportunity to experience KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s role-play activities outside of the park’s premises.
Partners for KidZania go! 2015 include the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and HyppTV in collaboration with Discovery Kids, who will bring to KidZania go! the ‘MCMC Cyber Crime Lab’, and the ‘HyppTV Discovery Kids TV Studio’ respectively.
Joining the KidZania go! programme for the first time, HyppTV collaborates with Discovery Kids to bring the ‘HyppTV Discovery Kids TV Studio’ to schools around the nation. The activity, which reproduces a television production set, will give kids the opportunity to experience being part of a television production crew or go on-screen as television hosts.
Meanwhile, continuing their tenure with KidZania go! for the second year running, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will offer kids the ‘MCMC Cyber Crime Lab’. Focused on educating kids on cyber-fraud, the lab’s activities allow them to step into the shoes of Junior Forensics Investigators tasked to identify and track various cases relating to cyber-crime.
Putrajaya Federal Territory Education Department Director Puan Rusni Binti Abdul Jalil who graced the event said, “Programmes such as KidZania go! are instrumental to the advancement of schools as it adds an element of fun to the school curricular. Students will also be more driven as they get to play with their peers, while still learning from the role-play activities that are educational, stimulating and motivating.”
Tailored for children between the ages of 6-12 years, the role-play activities have been designed to complement out-of-classroom activities in primary schools. Through these activities, KidZania go! aims to present diverse and attractive experiences in addition to providing first-class immersive and interactive recreation environment for both students and teachers.
To date, since its inception in 2013, KidZania go! has effectively inspired and reached more 300,000 school children and 20,000 teachers across the country.
“We are delighted to have the support of our esteemed industry partners in this 2015 journey as we reach out to even more schools, students and teachers. With KidZania go! we hope that children will be able to take-away the essential values of learning, and be inspired to dream and achieve their ambitions through the various fascinating role-play activities available”, said Susanah Abdul Rani, Governor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur.
KidZania go! 2015 is supported by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, HyppTV and Discovery Kids. The official announcement took place at Sekolah Kebangsaan Putrajaya Presint 16(2) with more than 250 school children.
KidZania go! activities are carried out by KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Zupervisors, who have undergone intensive and extensive training in conducting the various activities but also in knowing how to handle a child in different situations. There is no entry or participation fee. Schools wanting to host KidZania go! on their premises will only need to provide a minimum space of 40 feet x 40 feet for KidZania go! to set up its activities, a PA system and waste bins, while the children will just need to bring an open and creative mind, and their enthusiasm to participate in the activities.
KidZania go! to pay a visit to your school? Log on to www.kidzania.com.my/go to find out how.