BBC Study Links Speech and Drama with Intelligence

According to a study conducted by the BBC, the standard IQ test neglects to take into consideration multiple other aspects of intelligence, rendering it inaccurate and biased. The seven individuals selected for the study.Photo courtesy of BBC. The experiment selected seven individuals, all outstanding in their respective fields of expertise, and put them through a [...]

July 2nd, 2018|

Crestar’s Enrichment Open House; Where Every Child Can Dream Big And Achieve It

Over two weekends, Crestar Learning Centre opened its doors to members of the public; showcasing a plethora of its enrichment programmes. From performing arts such as Dance and Speech & Drama, to academically-infused programmes such as Abacus and Chinese language – Crestar aims to provide a learning environment conducive for children to strive and reach their fullest potential. [...]

May 31st, 2018|

Mother’s Day Gift; Crafted With Love

“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” — MICHAEL JORDAN   Nothing beats a gift that comes from the heart. To honour all mothers on this special weekend, our art students personally hand-made gifts – [...]

May 11th, 2018|

Speech and Drama: An Essential Learning Aid

Increasingly, the potential of speech and drama courses is being acknowledged as one of the most effective ways to develop soft skills and emotional intelligence in children, skills that too often slip through the cracks of Singapore’s traditional education system. With parents tending to focus on academic subjects alone, the benefits of such courses go unnoticed. And although the [...]

May 7th, 2018|

Do enrichment classes do more harm than good?

“If we do not change the way we teach, 30 years later we’ll be in trouble. Because the things we teach our kids, are the things from the past 200 years – it’s knowledge-based. And we cannot teach our kids to compete with machines, who (sic) are smarter.” Photo: World Economic Forum This was shared by Jack Ma, [...]

February 22nd, 2018|