Mainstream and SPED students making music together at the Singapore Youth Festival

 

Photo Credit: The Straits Times From left) John Tay Juan E, 15, drum major from Bukit Panjang Government High’s display band; Mohammad Redzwan Ramli, 14, vibraphonist from Crest Secondary’s pop band; Cynthia Goh Ting Xuan, 15, band major from Bukit Panjang Government High’s display band; and Esther Teo Si En, 15, percussionist from Tanglin School’s percussion ensemble. ST PHOTO: DAVE LIM

Photo Credit: The Straits Times
From left) John Tay Juan E, 15, drum major from Bukit Panjang Government High’s display band; Mohammad Redzwan Ramli, 14, vibraphonist from Crest Secondary’s pop band; Cynthia Goh Ting Xuan, 15, band major from Bukit Panjang Government High’s display band; and Esther Teo Si En, 15, percussionist from Tanglin School’s percussion ensemble. ST PHOTO: DAVE LIM

Last weekend, 13 students from APSN Tanglin School percussion emsemble played alongside Bukit Panjang Government High School display band and Crest Secondary School’s pop band  dazzled the stage at the Singapore youth Festival.

Esther Teo, APSN Tanglin School student was interviewed on her experience of being part of the musical team made of SPED and mainstream students.

This year SYF celebrations were participated by 3,800 students from 173 schools—primary schools to junior colleges—had put up performances over the weekend at the Esplanade and four other shopping malls. More than 100 SPED students from 10 schools had taken part in this year’s SYF, the largest number yet. This story highlights the opportunities that SYF offers for students of mainstream and special education (SPED) students to collaborate and co-create creative arts performances.

 

To view full article: http://prd.zaobao.com/news/singapore/story20170702-775673 and http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/a-special-rhythm-of-the-heart

 

 

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