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Special education students put up concert; joined by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat temporarily turned actor on Friday night, participating in a performance with special education students during a concert. -- PHOTO: UBS
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat temporarily turned actor on Friday night, participating in a performance with special education students during a concert. -- PHOTO: UBS
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat (centre) temporarily turned actor on Friday night, participating in a performance with special education students during a concert. -- PHOTO: UBS
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat (centre) temporarily turned actor on Friday night, participating in a performance with special education students during a concert. -- PHOTO: UBS
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat (third from right) temporarily turned actor on Friday night, participating in a performance with special education students during a concert. -- PHOTO: UBS
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat (third from right) temporarily turned actor on Friday night, participating in a performance with special education students during a concert. -- PHOTO: UBS
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat temporarily turned actor on Friday night, participating in a performance with special education students during a concert. -- PHOTO: UBS
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat temporarily turned actor on Friday night, participating in a performance with special education students during a concert. -- PHOTO: UBS

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat temporarily turned actor on Friday night, participating in a performance with special education students during a concert.

Mr Heng played the role of the storyteller in a musical, which was presented by Swiss bank UBS at Shaw Tower. Throughout the night, some 70 students from seven special education schools put up film, music, dance, drama and visual arts performances.

The students, who were aged between eight and 16 years old, were from Tanglin School, Delta Senior School, Woodlands Gardens School, Lee Kong Chian Gardens School, Grace Orchard School, Rainbow Centre and Canossian School.

The visual art pieces were also auctioned, and all proceeds will go towards the President's Challenge 2013. Chief executive officer of UBS Wealth Management Singapore Edmund Koh said: "UBS has been in Singapore for nearly 40 years, and our community investments focus on education and entrepreneurship...we hope that through our investment in these various initiatives, we can make a contribution to the success of Singapore as a community"