Live Assembly Programme with MICappella
With the new norm of keeping to safe management measures this year, our school thought of creative ways to engage the students in the Arts.
On 21st August 2020, Edgefield Secondary School had the honour of having MICappella join our live Assembly Programme.
Using the video conferencing platform, Zoom, students were able to watch the local idols perform their renditions of National Day songs, learn about Xinyao, and Vocal Percussion.
The Zoom platform also allowed the band members of MICappella to perform, sing and interact with the students even though they were not physically on-site.
Students took the opportunity to ask the singers how to care for their voices and what creativity meant. It was indeed an insightful experience to be able to hear first-hand from performers themselves.
Through this positive experience, students were not only engaged and enjoyed themselves, they also learned more about the Arts.
Malay Puppetry Programme and Workshop 2020Our Sec 1 students were introduced to regional classic stories in their Malay Language lessons to enhance their understanding of culture and heritage. As an extension of the programme, they participated in a Wayang Kulit workshop towards the end of the year. They got to learn about the history and characteristics of Wayang Kulit, had some hands-on activities, and enjoyed a showcase of live performance.
Chinese Puppetry Appreciation and Reading Programme 2020
Our Sec 1 students were introduced to the Chinese classic Journey to The West as part of their holiday reading materials. We had selected different versions of the book to meet the learning needs of students in different courses. As an introduction to the programme, we invited renowned local theatre company The Fingers Players and Esplanade to live-stream their puppetry performance Treasures from the Dragon Palace. As part of the programme, the artistic director also conducted a simple puppetry workshop and demonstrated various hand movements.
Performance at Seng Kang Hospital
Our Performing Arts CCAs, Harmonica and Concert Band performed at the Seng Kang Hospital on 1 November 2019. In addition, students from Drama CCA and Art Club visited the wards and interacted with the patients. (photos below)
Arts Performance - Xinyao Appreciation Performance
“新空下”全国学生新谣歌唱比赛在 2 月 27 日在育德中学展开首场音乐分享会，希望通过演出激 发学生对新谣的兴趣。弹唱人新生代歌手昨为育德中学为中一中二生演唱 10 多首新谣，如《新加坡派》、浪漫情歌《邂逅》、新谣金曲《星空下》等名作。我们的陈副校长也即兴在场哼出几句新谣歌曲《我们这一班》，赢得全场学生的喝彩。 虽然学生听众看似对新谣不太熟悉，但演出的最后一首歌《细水长流》引起不少共鸣，也有学生起劲地跟着唱。
Arts Theatre Production - 1965: Geylang Serai
12 Malay Language students went to Wisma Geylang Serai to watch a local musical production entitled “1965 Geylang Serai”. The objective of the show is to expose the Malay Language students to creative arts performance, appreciate the classical Malay language and understand the past experiences of the Geylang Serai residents.
The musical show showcased songs from the old genre such as Pop Yeh Yeh and acted an old setting of Geylang Serai. The students enjoyed the humour, Pop Yeh songs and storyline of the whole musical, which lasted for 45 minutes. Most importantly, they learnt about the value of unity and the culture of gotong royong among the occupants of Geylang Serai during post-war period.
12 pelajar Bahasa Melayu telah diundang oleh Wisma Geylang Serai untuk menonton persembahan musikal bertajuk 1965: Geylang Serai. Objektif persembahan tersebut adalah untuk mendedahkan para pelajar Bahasa Melayu kepada seni persembahan kreatif, menghargai Bahasa Melayu Klasik dan juga untuk memahami pengalaman lama para penduduk Geylang Serai.
Persembahan muzikal tersebut memaparkan genre lagu lama seperti Pop Yeh dan menggambarkan suasana Geylang Serai pada masa lampau. Para pelajar berasa teruja dan seronok menonton persembahan yang diiringi dengan senda gurau, lagu-lagu Pop Yeh serta jalan cerita pementasan yang berlangsung selama 45 minit, Yang paling penting, mereka mempelajari tentang nilai perpaduan dan budaya gotong royong yang diamalkan oleh penduduk-penduduk Geylang Serai selepas pos-peperangan.
Malay Puppetry (Wayang Kulit) Workshop
OBJECTIVE:Introduce and expose students to a form of Malay traditional arts performance.
The students participated in a workshop, where they followed a series of steps to create puppets!
CROSS TALK PERFORMANCE ON 5 MARCH 2019
Opening Ceremony for 2019 World Book Day & Literature Under the Sky
Singapore Conference Hall
Festive Drum Performance for Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS) Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) International Conference 2018
Festive Drum CCA performed at National Institute of Education for the Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS) Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) International Conference 2018 on the 12 November.
We are honoured to have 2 artworks by our students selected for display. The artworks titled “MY NATION, MY HOME” (First photo, by: Freda Ong (1EV), Crystal Lim (1EV), Karille (1EU), Ng Jing Yao (1ED), Nurusfi (2EH)) and “OUR LITTLE RED DOT STORIES” (Second photo, by: Tung Ru Jing (3EU), Amadia (3EC), Nurin Diyanah (3EC), Effa Irdina (3EH), Quek Yu Tong (4EM) ) will be displayed at the Malan Campus for a period of 1 year. These artworks were created for the SYF 2018 Art Exhibition which provided students with opportunities to showcase their creative ideas, aspirations and artistic expressions. The students have created artworks to inspire positive changes in the community, in response to the theme ‘Artist and Citizenship’.
Edgefield Secondary School is one of the 14 finalists and the competition was held at OCBC Arena on 4 August 2018
Through SIBF bands from all over the world will be brought together in Singapore for an exchange of musical ideas and ideals, where musicians of all ages would be encouraged to continuously learn and strive towards excellence at their own pace. Concert Band members participated in SIBF 2018 and obtained the Bronze Award.
SYF 2018 Illuminate! @ USQ is a public arts performance organised by Arts Education Branch, MOE to showcase performing arts in schools. Our school’s Festive Drum CCA performed on the 30 June for Illuminate! @ United Square
Community Mural Painting Project
Voices of Singapore Chorale Festival 2018
The 50 member-strong Edgefield Choir performed at the Voices of Singapore Chorale Festival on 12 March 2018. This festival was organised as a collaboration between DariusMusic, CHIJMES, Venture Music Asia Ltd. and Voices of Asia International. The performance was carried out at CHIJMES Hall and involved our Secondary 1 to 4 students.