Literature Programmes 2019
Selected Secondary Two and Three Literature students participated in the National Schools Literature Festival on 20 July 2019, in the Choral Reading and Set Text Debate competitions respectively. This festival allowed students to engage with Literature students from other schools and exchange ideas about the Literature texts they study. It also provided them an opportunity to work independently in teams, while broadening and deepening their knowledge and skills in the subject.
Secondary 3 Literature Trail
Students embarked on a Literature Trail on Singapore Poetry to discover how poetry can illuminate various perspectives about Singapore and her development through various poems like Merlion by Darren Shiau and Placenames by Boey Kim Cheng. Students went to various locations around Singapore and engaged in a different activity at each location. Students had to analyse a variety of poems, present their ideas to their friends and even conduct research about the locations. The trail enabled students to cultivate a deeper sense of understanding and belonging to Singapore. The presentations also challenged students to venture beyond their comfort zones and cultivated confidence in expressing their analyses and views. Students also learnt to appreciate the value of learning from one another during their friends’ presentations.
Double Bill Performance @The Esplanade
Our Secondary Three Literature students watched a double bill performance performed by their peers from other secondary schools. Through watching the performances, they learnt about the workings of theatre and drama as a genre in Literature. Through the plays, The Ground and Wonderland, students became more aware about the issues of widening income inequality and social class in Singapore. They also learnt about the complexities in attempts to mitigate this issue and that, even as there is no magic pill, we can make a difference to the lives of others in our own little ways. During the post show dialogue, students had an opportunity to ask questions about the performance making process. It was an enriching day for everyone.