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Brainy Arkies debuted at Happy Sparks, which was held from 10 to 13 November at Expo Hall 4. The education fair showcased the extent to which technology is essential to education these days, with an EduTech Zone and various programming classes available.

“Happy Sparks was started to create out-of-classroom and cutting-edge experiential learning experiences said Times Publishing Group CEO, Siew Peng Yim.

With several big name exhibitors like National Library Board, Flying Cape, and Samsung, children and parents had a wide variety of activities to take part in. Wide walkways meant that it wasn’t a claustrophobic squeeze like most fairs are nowadays, so patrons could take their time visiting all the booths.

“If there’s another similar fair, I’ll certainly come again,” said Lee Pei Si, a 36-year-old homemaker. She and her husband were impressed by the activities available for their four-year-old daughter, and found Flying Cape to be an interesting concept.

Flying Cape is an online marketplace that collates enrichment activities by different education providers, sort of like Alibaba for Singapore education providers.

This article first appeared on Yahoo News’ Grade Expectation series.  The full article can be found here.

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