School Visit by Mr Saad Rizvi, Co-Author of Oceans of Innovation
On 23 October 2012, Mr Saad Rizvi, co-author of publication Oceans of Innovation: The Atlantic, the Pacific, global leadership and the future of Education paid Gan Eng Seng Primary School a visit. Mr Saad Rizvi is an expert on global education and an executive director in the office of the chief education advisor at Pearson. Previously, Mr Rizvi was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he led innovation and transformation work for several companies and advised education systems around the world. He graduated with distinction from Yale University and currently provides guidance to several start-ups in the education and technology fields.
Mr Rizvi had the opportunity to experience first-hand what GESPians enjoyed daily. Mr Rizvi and his team got to see our pupils singing, dancing, playing and learning in school. Our guests also visited our bouldering wall, Arts Jam Corner, Spelling Point @ GESPS, Music Studio, CHAMPS Room, the Quiet Oasis, DNA Science Lab and our iStudio. At the iStudio, our pupil, Lucas Foo, had the privilege of interviewing Mr Rizvi one-on-one! In his interview, Mr Rizvi affirmed the good work of GESPS and applauded its teachers and leadership. He expressed, “Thank you for being an outstanding model to other schools and education systems around the world.”