Education Minister plays role of teacher in performance with students

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat talking to Canossian School's Hoh Sin Jun at the visual art exhibition. -- PHOTO: UBS
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat talking to Canossian School's Hoh Sin Jun at the visual art exhibition. -- PHOTO: UBS
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat (fourth from right) and Mr Laurence Lien (fifth from right), chairman of the Community Foundation of Singapore, on stage with students from eight special education schools in a play called "Challenge", part of&n
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat (fourth from right) and Mr Laurence Lien (fifth from right), chairman of the Community Foundation of Singapore, on stage with students from eight special education schools in a play called "Challenge", part of an arts programme that was sponsored by UBS, on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: UBS

SINGAPORE - Education Minister Heng Swee Keat played the role of a teacher in a performance by students from eight special education schools on Thursday night.

He introduced the protagonists of the play, who were part of a group of 180 students who attended a four-month arts programme called "Disabilities in Abilities" sponsored by UBS.

The students learnt from artistes such as Babes Conde, Aaron Khek, Little Ong and Ian Loy.

Besides the concert at Raffles Hotel, the students also presented a visual art exhibition and auction, the proceeds of which go towards the Save Homes Scheme for the Elderly.