Learning THROUGH the Arts
As part of the community outreach activities in Greenridge Secondary School (GSS) Learning for Life Programme (LLP), students from the GSS Performing Arts group organized an Arts carnival at the Jurong West Public library and Choa Chu Kang Public Libraries to introduce different Arts to the community! During the carnival, our Performing Arts students taught the young children different dances, instruments and origami. Through this meaningful carnival, our students not only impacted the community, but also learn how to mentor and interact with others. Do join us for our second Creative Arts Carnival on 27 May 2017 at the Jurong West Public Library!
National Library Board: Storytelling by Drama Club
On 23rd and 30th July 2016, the Greenridge Drama Club presented a short performance for the community at the Choa Chu Kang Public Library and Jurong West Public Library respectively. Through their performance, they not only shared their passion for acting, skills for drama and shared values with the young children. At the end of the concert, the students gave out bookmarks which they made and even taught the young children how to make them. Even though our students "gave" to the community, they also received good feedback and an opportunity to perform. It was indeed a fruitful programme!
Secondary 3: Facade Art Collaborative Project with Bukit Panjang/ Zhenghua Community Centre
Secondary 3: Visual Art Collaborative Project with Rainbow Centre
As the driver for Aesthetics in Cluster West 6 Schools, Greenridge Secondary School coordinates and organises meaningful programmes for both the learners and the educators. CW6 community-based collaboration with Rainbow Centre is intended for educators to conceptualize creative approaches to allow students to work together in and for our local community. This community-based collaboration with Rainbow Centre aims to provide both teachers and students a creative learning platform through visual art and allow our students to become active contributors to our community. The objective is to conceptualize and execute visual art lessons catered for special needs students through collaboration with teachers at Rainbow Centre. This collaboration also creates opportunity for CW6 teachers and students to learn to interact with special needs students (Autism and Multiple Disabilities) through creating of art pieces and develop a sense of service to the community.
Before the project commences, CW6 teachers and students were briefed on how to interact with the special needs students and will designed lessons plans to be taught in a thematic approach proposed by different schools. For example, Butterfly, Art Stamping, Hearts, Animals etc. Each school will be assigned to a special needs class (7 to 9 students aged 11 to 17) which they will be working with them twice a week to complete the art canvases. A total of 4 students and one teacher from each CW6 school had participated in this project.
On 18 November 2016, we celebrated our school's aesthetics excellence in our biennial school concert, Spectrum. The theme for our ninth run of the concert is ONE. During the concert, we explored the aesthetics creativity of our greenridgeans and showcased the varied talents of staffs and students.