The Straits Times reported on “Holistic Education through the ARTS” (heARTS), an arts education programme created by NTUC’s My First Skool (MFS) and the National Arts Council (NAC) to nurture creativity in children from a young age.
The programme offers children varied opportunities for learning through the arts, with arts content and lesson plans co-developed by teaching artists and pre-school teachers. It has been piloted since July last year at an MFS pre-school at Block 119, Edgefield Plains, in Punggol, which officially opened on Friday (May 5).
Mr Kenneth Kwok, NAC’s director of arts and youth and strategic planning, said: “While NAC has been supporting various artist partnerships with schools and kindergartens, this is a very special project because the collaboration began even before the centre opened. This created the opportunity for artists and teachers to engage in more in-depth preparation and to build a truly meaningful learning experience for the children from the ground up.”
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