A look at PSLE scores - to get parents to look beyond grades

Former DJ and entrepreneur Daniel Ong (top) and film-maker Royston Tan (above) showing their PSLE scores as part of the Life Beyond Grades campaign, which was launched on Friday and features around 65 people.
Former DJ and entrepreneur Daniel Ong (above) and film-maker Royston Tan showing their PSLE scores as part of the Life Beyond Grades campaign, which was launched on Friday and features around 65 people.PHOTO: LIFE BEYOND GRADES
Former DJ and entrepreneur Daniel Ong (top) and film-maker Royston Tan (above) showing their PSLE scores as part of the Life Beyond Grades campaign, which was launched on Friday and features around 65 people.
Former DJ and entrepreneur Daniel Ong and film-maker Royston Tan (above) showing their PSLE scores as part of the Life Beyond Grades campaign, which was launched on Friday and features around 65 people.PHOTOS: LIFE BEYOND GRADES

Social media campaign features S'poreans who didn't do well in exam but have succeeded in life

Singaporeans of all stripes - from entrepreneurs to those in the entertainment industry - revealed their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) scores in a social media campaign to get parents to look beyond their children's grades.

The Life Beyond Grades campaign was launched on Friday by a group of parents who hope to shift mindsets away from the relentless pursuit of academic results, which they feel is contributing to the growing stress and depression experienced by youngsters here.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2018, with the headline 'A look at PSLE scores - to get parents to look beyond grades'. Print Edition | Subscribe