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Singapore's Longest Running Children's Education Show - The Kidz Academy Turns 5

Singapore’s Longest Running Children’s Education Show - The Kidz Academy Turns 5

Singapore, 11 June 2013 – The perennial children’s education show, The Kidz Academy is back with more than 70 exhibitors and three days of engaging programmes and exciting activities for both parents and children. Organised by Sphere Exhibits, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), and presented by CIMB Bank, The Kidz Academy 2013 will be held at Singapore Expo Hall 6A from 14 to 16 June, from 11am to 9pm daily. Admission is free.

Focusing on the holistic development of children, the exhibition brings together the best of education and enrichment providers under one-roof for discerning parents to find first-hand information on the best courses and programmes from renowned exhibitors for developing their child.

Beyond sourcing for the enrichment courses, learning aids and equipment, parents and their children can also partake in free parenting and educational workshops as well as bond through various family activities and be entertained by their favorite cartoon characters.

Learn as a Family through Free Workshops and Parenting Talks for the New Age Parent

The Straits Times Educational Workshops supported by Adam Khoo Learning Centre provide parents a look at the various options available to improve their child’s exam preparation techniques and build up a strong foundation for their child. These free workshops are open to parents with children aged 6 – 12 years old.

With the current national focus on family bonding and wellness, The Kidz Academy hosts a series of free parenting talks aiming to educate and inform parents on key topics like “Simple Strategies That Turn Off The Tantrums and Create Cooperation” and “Parenting Internet-Age Children”. These topics cater to parents of children aged 1 – 12 years old. This is supported by Ministry of Social and Family Development and a part of National Celebrations

Largest Play Arena with Mandarin Word Play and Get Closer to Outer Space at The Kidz Academy

Playful Elves and You Station come together to host excited children at the giant “Kidz Play” area with more than 300sqm of space filled with bouncy castles, a special race track and an educational corner with Mandarin word play. 

Take a step closer to outer space with Space Academy Singapore. The ONLY space camp in Asia, PhD Nasa-engineer instructors provide top-notch instruction based on real-world experience. 

Aside from gathering the best in education and enrichment providers under one roof, The Kidz Academy promises great fun as popular cartoon characters from Adventure Time with Finn & Jake, Despicable Me 2 and more comes alive on stage. 

The Kidz Academy Rewards Supporters and Gives Back to Society

As part of its 5th birthday celebration, The Kidz Academy will be working with The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF). Fifty underprivileged children from Jamiyah Children’s Home will be invited on the opening day. They will each receive a Swensen's kid's meal and a 2-hour play in the giant “Kidz Play” area. In addition, for every “Kidz Play” area ticket sold, $2 will be donated to SPMF.

Birthday treats including $1,000 Junior Accounts to be won

On 16th June, a big birthday bash will be held with favourite cartoon characters and superheroes. Children aged 5 – 12 years old who participated in the Happy Birthday Photo Contest will join the birthday bash with the coolest Swensen’s ice-cream tower (made up of mini tubs) and get a Milo® Birthday Pack.

To reward the early birds, the first 1,000 parent and child pair to visit the show daily will receive a goody bag consisting of stationaries, vouchers, magazines and food products.

All visitors to the show are also eligible the bi-hourly lucky draws conducted every day. Winners can expect to win great prizes like a Photography Package from Essence Studios worth over $800, 2D1N Parkroyal Beach Road Hotel Stay for the family and more. There will also be a final grand draw on 16 June where three lucky winners will each walk away with a CIMB Junior account with a pre-deposit of $1,000.

There will be exciting quests and challenges for the children where by upon completion, each will be rewarded with a free Swensen’s Kids membership. 
Children visiting the show can also look forward to free popcorn and ice cream. What’s more, little girls will also be able to get a free manicure. 

Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chairman of Sphere Exhibits said “Child development and learning has become a key focus in society, especially in Singapore where academic success is highly rated. Five years ago, we started The Kidz Academy and was the first exhibition in Singapore catered to children, with emphasis on healthy child development through fun and creative learning methods.”

Earlier this year, we added Smart Kids Asia to our portfolio of children education exhibitions. We are excited about this new addition as it strengthens our portfolio and allows us the opportunity to propel this sector of our business to the region. We hope that together with our exhibitors and partners we are able to expand our business further beyond our shores.”

More than 100,000 visitors are expected at the three-day event.

Media invitation - 

Your reporter and photographer/camera crew are cordially invited to attend the launch.

Opening Day Programme details

Time

10:30 am Registration of guests

10:55 am Welcome remarks by Emcee

11:00 am Opening Ceremony:

    Emcee welcomes guests and children to be seated.
    Launch of Show
      Emcee invites Ms Elaine Chia (Vice President, Sphere Exhibits) and Ms Coreen Kwan (Head of Retail Banking CIMB Bank Singapore) to go on stage to activate launch mechanism
    Photo-taking Performance
    Chinese Orchestra by Henry Park Primary School


11.40 pm Lunch Reception

For more information, log on to 
www.thekidzacademy.com.sg

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


For more information, please contact:

Ian Lim (Mr)
Marketing Manager
Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd
DID: (65) 6319 4020
Email:cwlimian@sph.com.sg

Yeo Siew Chi (Mr)
Manager
Corporate Communications and CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319-1586
Email: 
yeosc@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 the 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 Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 

In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 270 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, 
omy.sg and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

Broadcasting

In the radio business, SPH has a 92.9% per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. 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. 

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPH MediaBoxOffice.

Properties

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its second retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. SPH‘s latest retail development project, The Seletar Mall, is slated for completion by end 2014.

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