Pitting their skills against others were students from 8 participating schools in the Inter-SPED Creative Challenge. Working collaboratively to complete tasks such as cooking a signature dish, creating a floral centerpiece, and preparing a mocktail proved what these students could do, even under pressure!
Participating schools included MINDS Woodlands Gardens School, MINDS Towner Gardens School, MINDS Fernvale Gardens School, Grace Orchard School, Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School, APSN Tanglin School, APSN Katong School as well as APSN Delta Senior School.
This is the 2nd Inter-SPED Creative Challenge, whereby students from 8 special schools had the chance to showcase their vocational skills. Held on 22 September 2018 at APSN DSS, judges on the panel were from the hospitality industry. The aim of this vocational challenge was to bring out students’ best effort by drawing on their creativity, strengths, skills and ability to work as a team. This event also serves as a platform for students and staff from various schools in the sector to interact and network with each other.
The first time the Inter-SPED Creative Challenge was held was in 2017. The initiative is aligned to the SPED Curriculum Framework which equips students with the required knowledge, skills and attributes for achieving outcomes within the Living, Learning and Working domains in the 21st century.
We were honoured to have the following judges who bring with them, a diversity of expertise in the respective industries and in higher education, namely:
|Ms Phua Chiew Kheng||Lecturer at ITECW, Certified Floral Designer (American Institute of Floral Designers)|
|Ms Yvonne Chong||Assistant Executive Housekeeper, Rendezvous Hotel|
|Chef Eric Neo||Vice President of Singapore Chefs Association|
|Mr Paul Tan||Managing Director, Espresso Consultancy|
|Ms Chan Mei Lian||Retail Teacher, Crest Secondary School|
|Mr Darren Lim||Director of Human Resources, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa|
Summary of Awards Presented at the Inter-SPED Creative Challenge 2018
|Star Performer||APSN Delta Senior School|
|1st Runner-Up||APSN Tanglin School|
|2nd Runner-Up||Rainbow Centre Yishun Park|
|Most Organised Team||Grace Orchard School|
|Team with the Most Creative Presentation||APSN Katong School|
|Most Professional Team||MINDS Woodlands Gardens School|
|Most Spontaneous Team||MINDS Fernvale Gardens School|
|Team with the Most Engaging Presentation||MINDS Towner Gardens School|
This challenge was sponsored by Andal Cares Fund (managed by Community Foundation of Singapore), Monin Asia KL Sdn Bhd and Honey-Land International Pte Ltd. We also thank APSN DSS Parents’ Support Group, volunteers from various organisations such as SHINE Children and Youth Services, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore Junior Chefs Club, and Singapore Red Cross for their support!