The (R)Evolution of Inclusivity in Education

A panel discussion free to the public that looks at inclusivity in education.

In 2019, the Compulsory Education Act has been extended to include children with moderate to severe special needs. How ready are we? How can we better prepare and support educators, parents, students, and other stakeholders? Join us for a panel discussion that will explore current and future challenges in education, through the lens of accessibility, inclusivity, and mindset changes.

Panellists comprise Esther Kwan (Vice Principal of Grace Orchard School), Barbara D' Cotta (Specialised Teacher for Students with Hearing Loss), and Cassandra Chiu (Director at The Safe Harbour Counselling Centre) with Michael Cheng (SDEA Member, Applied Drama Practitioner) as the moderator.

Date: 16 February 2019
Time: 10am - 12pm
Venue: The Pod @ National Library, Level 16

Free admission by registration

PLAYtime! The Dragon's Dentist

PLAYtime! The Dragon's Dentist

Enter the dragon's mouth... for a gigan-teeth adventure!

The dragon might be a mythical creature (or is it?) but its dental woes are definitely no myth. Follow the dragon dentist and his apprentice on an adventure of epic proportion as they help the poor creature with his toothy troubles. The Dragon’s Dentist is about overcoming our fears whilst embracing new experiences.

Creative Team
Director: Ian Loy
Script by: Ellison Tan
Production Designer: Hella Chan and Purpink Chung
Lighting Designer: Gabriel Chan
Music Composer & Sound Designer: Ang Zhi Hui and Vick Low
Stage Manager: Mirabel Neo
Assistant Stage Manager: Geraldine Ang

Cast
Cheryl Kjm
Tan Rui Shan
Yazid Jalil

A sensory-friendly performance provides a welcoming and relaxed environment for children, and is particularly suited for those on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. To find out what sensory-friendly performances are, visit www.esplanade.com/sensoryfriendly.

Date: 1 - 17 March 2019

Sensory Friendly:
15 & 16 March 2019, 11am & 2pm

Time: Various Timings
Duration:  40 Minutes
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio

$20 per ticket. PIP's Club Specials and Season Pass available

Not In My Lifetime?

The Finger Players presents Not In My Lifetime? An inclusive theatre experience co-presented with Gateway Academy

Not In My Lifetime? explores the special education system in Singapore and people in it. The play, based on the experiences of playwright Alvan Yap, is supported by multi-talented performers Inch Chua, Evelyn Chye, Myra Loke, Timothy Nga, Nix Sang and Nur Shafiza (Shai).

Two special education teachers navigate the ups and downs of school life and examine the challenges they face in their interactions with authorities, parents and the students themselves. This inclusive theatre performance shines a harsh but much-needed spotlight on the field of special education, one which is usually overlooked or obscured by platitudes. It also examines what makes special education teachers stay on… or move on.

Note:

  1. One caregiver, or companion, or personal assistant who is accompanying the PWD who is attending the performance will get to enjoy the concession price.
  2. There will be a touch tour 45 mins before the start of every performance.
  3. Please note that Service dogs may be present during the performance.
  4. Audience are advised to come in comfortable attire as you will be seated on chairs, stools, low stools and cushions. 

PAssion Card Member enjoy 10% off each ticket No shows on the 11th and 12th Mar 2019

Date: 5 - 17 March 2019

Specific Accessibility Show Date:
6,8,9,10,13,14,16 Mar 2019

Time: 3pm, 8pm
Duration: 1 hour
Venue: Gateway Theatre, Black Box (level 8)
Ticketing Info: $35 Standard, $20 Concession (PWD Card Holders/Local & Overseas, Students/NSFs/Senior Citizens age 55 and above)

Gretel and Hansel

Gretel’s life is turned upside down when her new brother Hansel arrives. He gets all the attention, the cuddles and the kisses and poor Gretel is told to ‘grow up’ and remember that she’s ‘a big girl now’! But Gretel doesn’t want to be big! And she doesn’t want the annoying little brother who’s too small to play.

When Mother and Father take the children to the forest, Gretel has a chance to get rid of the little brother once and for all. But the forest is full of danger and Gretel will have to learn to get along with Hansel if they are both going to survive the adventure.

Based on the well-loved Brothers Grimm classic fairy tale, Gretel and Hansel is a heartfelt, humorous and exciting tale about sibling rivalry, family love, courage and understanding what it means to be a big sister! The two children become both characters and storytellers as they bring audiences on a thrilling and imaginative journey. Gretel and Hansel will help encourage children to work together, appreciate their siblings and understand the importance of family love.

Date: 13 March - 19 April 2019

Signed Performance:
Saturday, 23 March, 2pm

Audio Described Performance:
Sunday, 7 April, 2pm

Relaxed Performance:
Sunday, 14 April, 2pm

Time: Weekdays: 10am Weekends
Public Holiday(s): 11am
Duration: 50 minutes
Venue: KC Arts Centre

Sensory Tour for Minimalism: Space. Light. Object.

Experience the exhibition differently through touch objects, detailed descriptions and other sensory activities. The tour is developed with visitors who are blind or partially sighted in mind, but available to all.

Touch objects have been specially fabricated by MINIWIZ, a global innovator dedicated to upcycling consumer trash and industrial waste into high performance building materials, retail fixtures and consumer goods.

Date: 15 & 22 March (3pm – 3.45pm)
16 & 23 March (5pm – 5.45pm)
17 & 24 March (11.30am – 12.15pm)
Venue: ArtScience Museum

For private booking, please contact us at MuseumGroupBooking@MarinaBaySands.com to book your visit. Private bookings available 16 November 2018 – 14 April 2019.

Complimentary to ticket-holders of Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. Buy tickets here.