Looking For Enjoyable And Educational Activities For Children To Do In Singapore?
EL Singapore|January 2022
Looking for enjoyable and educational activities for children to do in Singapore? Parents tell us about the enrichment programmes and classes that their kids love, from musical theatre to science, coding classes and introductory sailing lessons.
Patricea Chow
Musical Theatre for Kids – Centre Stage

Aga and Kris Veriga, Polish and Australian; Jasmine (13), Mia (12), Max (5), and Lily-Rose (3)

When we moved from Dubai to Singapore three years ago, Jasmine already had extensive stage experience and had performed significant roles in West End and Middle East productions.

To continue her musical theatre journey, we looked for the most established, reputable performing arts school in Singapore; Centre Stage was the most recommended.

They provide a holistic approach to the performing arts, offering a wide range of activities from which the kids can benefit. There are several types of classes for dance, drama, creative artwork, speech, singing, and improvisation, along with a special by-invitation programme for promising talent.

Jasmine has been attending classes here for three years and she’s doing Musical Theatre on Stage, Musical Theatre Dance, Spotlight and, had previously been doing singing too. She has participated in various productions to date, with the most exciting one being Annie The Musical, in which she played the lead role.

Centre Stage also provides student exchanges with established performing arts schools in the UK and US. Two years ago, we hosted two students at our home and it was such an inspirational experience for Jasmine and our family. We can’t wait to send Jasmine to Europe or the US to experience the West End or Broadway under the mentorships of Centre Stage.

Despite the challenging times, the school has ensured continuity of workshops and children’s engagement by finding creative ways to mitigate the restrictive challenges of in-person practices. No prior experience is required and the children gain confidence and sensitivity. The school community is like a caring family, which makes it a safe environment for children to flourish.

• Block 15 Woking Road

• #01-32 Laguna Park, 5000G Marine Parade Road centre-stage.com

Grommet Sailing Course – Discover Sailing Asia

Jacqui and David Young, British; Harry (15) and Elizabeth (13)

We were looking for an introduction to sailing for the kids to do and Discover Sailing Asia ranked very high on the radar.

Both Harry and Lizzy did the Grommet introduction course, which is a four-hour programme. It’s a good intro to sailing for young explorers; if they want to advance, Discover Sailing Asia has courses that are accredited by the American Sailing Association.

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