Contributed by Pamela Foong
Two youth groups under Audrey Ng, Pastor in City Harvest Church, N440 and N454, came together to organize elective workshops for secondary school and polytechnic students during the term break in March. Conducted from 19 to 20 March at Research University on Leadership at The Riverwalk, the workshops included guitar, dance and DIY card-making classes. These workshops were conducted with the aim of enriching and enhancing the students’ holidays and the teachers came up with fun and creative ways to conduct the classes.
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The workshops received an overwhelming response as a total of 51 people attended, out of which 25 were new friends. A finale was also held on the second day and students were required to perform an item which they have learnt during the two-day workshop.
During the guitar class, students learnt songs like ‘Teardrops on my guitar’ by Taylor Swift and ‘Always be my baby’ by David Cook. Instead of teaching the usual hip hop moves, the dance class also kicked it up a notch by introducing locking dance moves, a new genre of dance. In addition, the DIY card-making workshop taught innovative card-making skills like using scrap materials to come up with stunning creations.
The finale was a blast as students gathered together to praise and worship God as well as perform what they have learnt. There was also a special performance by two members who played the song ‘I’m Yours’ by Jason Mraz on the guitar. Most of all, new friendships were forged as members and friends spent quality time with one another.
All in all, everyone had a tremendous time throughout the two days. Many of them picked up a new skill from the workshops and they certainly enjoyed themselves immensely. As the workshops came to a close, many of the new friends had so much fun that they requested for the workshops to be conducted on a regular basis.