Spy Techniques (New for 2016!)

June Holiday Programmes

Kids, Make your Own Spy Equipment… Register Today!

Children will have the opportunity to learn the most secretive spy techniques. This is where Mission Impossible becomes possible.


Spies have long been the stuff of mystery, movies and thrillers. Using their own equipment, codes, and inside knowledge they have been the secret agents behind some of history’s greatest moments. Now your children can have a great time learning about the history of spying, some of the most famous codes and how to create and use their own secret agent tools, codes and writing.

Students will learn to: create and use different types of codes and cyphers; create a simple set of spy equipment (e.g. periscopes and secret hiding places); create and use invisible ink; and discover and try to break each other’s codes. Students will also learn how to work in teams and present their work to an audience.

Learning Outcomes
i. History of codes and spying
ii. Code writing
iii. Mathematics
iv. Teamwork
iv. Presentation skills

Mr Erik Hertzman

Erik Hertzman is the director of Aestral Private School, an education provider focused on development of primary, secondary and junior college students. His career includes director level positions in NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy where he was acting deputy director of Academic Affairs and driving executive education and consulting services in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Immediately prior, he spent 10 years in the NTUC sphere including director roles in NTUC LearningHub, leading the Institute of Service Excellence and Productivity and Innovation Institute. He holds an MSc in Industrial Management and Engineering from Linkoping University and and Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment from Singapore Workforce Development Agency. He teaches Entrepreneurship, Cultural Intelligence and Academic Writing at Singapore Chinese Girls’ School.

Programme details

Wednesday 1 June – Friday 3 June

9:00am – 12:30pm (total 10.5 hours)


Aestral Private School

273 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 #02-80

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