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MindChamps Reading and Writing Workshops

MindChamps Year End School Holiday Workshops

Empower your child and help them achieve their full potential at MindChamps' highly acclaimed school holiday workshops this December!
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SAFRA Punggol holiday programme

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Let 'em Play December Holiday Programme

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Wings to Wings Dance Camp - 13 December 2017 - for ages 4 to 6

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The Gruffalo - KidsFest 2018

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Little Day Outings: Behind the Scenes at Singapore Dance Theatre

Little Day Outing to Singapore Dance Theatre: A Peek Behind the Scenes

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Wings to Wings Minion Dance Workshop

Minion Dance Workshop – 7 & 12 December 2017

Come join us in our studio and let the infectiously catchy tunes of the hit animated movie inspire those little feet to get grooving to the beat!

The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

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Superfly Kids – Movement X, Parkour, and Kali Camps

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Hairy Maclary and Friends at Kidsfest 2018

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Beauty and Beast Dance Workshop

Beauty and Beast Dance Workshop – 5 & 14 December 2017

Come join us in our studio and let the magic of the fairytale inspire those little feet to get moving in this dance workshop themed on the classic story.
Kaesac Learning Centre Year-End Holiday Workshops 2017

Kaesac Learning Centre Year-End Holiday Workshops 2017

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Santa’s Little Helper

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KidStartNow Space Adventure Chinese Camp

KidStartNow Space Adventure Chinese Camp

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Discovery Camps - 20 November to 22 December 2017

Discovery Camps – 20 November to 22 December 2017

Let your kids have fun as well as improve academically through the holidays with the best tried and tested curriculum curated by Discovery Camps.
Wings to Wings Dance Camp - 13 December 2017 - for ages 4 to 6

Wings to Wings Dance Camp – 13 December 2017 – for ages 4 to...

School holidays are here, what better time to have your kids try out the different genres of dances than at our one-day dance camp?
KidsFest 2018 - What the Ladybird Heard

KidsFest! 2018: What the Ladybird Heard

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KidsFest! 2018: The Gruffalo's Child

KidsFest! 2018: The Gruffalo’s Child

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Mindchamps ACA Kids

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Stepping Out Studios Dance Trial Day

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Witness to War: Remembering 1942

Witness to War: Remembering 1942, 25 pounder field gun, Image Courtesy of the National Museum of Singapore, National Heritage Board

Details

Start:
23 September 2017 @ 10.00 am
End:
25 March 2018 @ 7.00 pm
Website:
http://nationalmuseum.sg/our-exhibitions/exhibition-list/witness-to-war-remembering-1942?sc_lang=en

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Venue

National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road
Singapore 178897
Phone:
6332 3659

75 years after the fall of Singapore, rediscover this watershed event through a special international exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore. Hear first-hand accounts from witnesses to war: ordinary men and women whose lives were upheaved by the outbreak of hostilities in Singapore in 1942. The exhibition presents the complexities of the events that led to the fall of Singapore, paying homage to the extraordinary tenacity with which these men and women bore their circumstances.

Featuring artefacts from 10 overseas museums and institutions, Witness to War will also explore how Singapore’s fall was part of a wider campaign waged by the Japanese Empire across the Pacific.

The exhibition will also feature two special artworks by Australian artist Angela Tiatia and Singaporean artist Debbie Ding. They were developed as part of the first Australia-Singapore Joint Artist Residency exchange programme, which saw the artists participate in one-month residences at the Australian War Memorial and the National Museum of Singapore. The artworks are intimate, evocative responses to Singapore and Australia’s shared World War Two history, and will be displayed outside the exhibition galleries.

A Child’s Perspective
A special family activity space, entitled “A Child’s Perspective”, has been set up within the exhibition gallery to provide a place for families to guide their young ones – aged 7 to 12 – through the complex topic of war. This activity space offers young visitors a glimpse of what war in Singapore was like for young people such as themselves, and includes a variety of interactive activities, such as the opportunity to explore a makeshift air-raid shelter.

Young Journalist’s Trail
Two activity booklets have been designed to enable young audiences to go on an interactive quest through the National Museum’s three war-related galleries including Witness to War: Remembering 1942 and the Life in Singapore: Surviving Syonan gallery. Download the activity booklets for young audiences aged 7 to 12 here, and for young audiences aged 13 and above here.

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Let your kids have fun as well as improve academically through the holidays with the best tried and tested curriculum curated by Discovery Camps.
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Join in on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Singapore Dance Theatre and see the passion and dedication that go into presenting the art of dance.
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KidsFest! 2018: Ugly Duckling

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