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Learning through hands-on experience

With a total of 92 classes ranging from Alluring Nails, Public Speaking, Social Etiquette to Bollywood dance, students were spoiled for choice with this year's Student Personal Development Programme. 


The 28th Student Personal Development Programme was organised during the recent term break from 28 August to 8 September 2006.

A total of 92 classes were organised, ranging from Life Skills like Alluring Nails, Public Speaking and Social Etiquette to Music and Dance like Belly, Bollywood and MTV Dance to Culinary Skills like Home-made Pasta & Zuppa Inglese, Sushi Making, and Fish & Chips to Art like Cartooning, Comic and Glass Fusing or just plain Physical Recreation like Snowboarding or Skiing in Sunny Singapore. A total of 934 students registered for 1,672 places. A 100% over the previous 27th SPDP!

eSTop went down to some of the classes to get a taste of the classes.



An Italian feast of home-made pasta and Zuppa Inglese was a course where students had to make their own fresh pasta from fresh ingredients - free of preservatives & chemicals.

Students had fun kneading, rolling, cutting & cooking their own pasta. Students also got to learn how to cook two styles of pasta with seafood: Aglio Olio (Garlic & Olive Oil) & Alfredo Creamy Sauce. For dessert students learnt how to make an Italian dessert to die for. The Zuppa Inglese (Italian Trifle).

Over at the dance floor at the Multi-Purpose Hall, two other new courses were being taught. They were the belly dance and Bollywood dance courses.

Students learnt that belly dance is an excellent form of exercise, working 600 muscles in the body. It not only provides personal pleasure but also raises self-esteem and builds confidence adding a new zest of life.

Sweeping the world by storm is the new exciting dance form that has evolved from the increasingly popular Indian Bollywood movie industry. Bollywood is not only good to watch but gives all parts of the body a great workout.


For the first time, students got the chance to learn snowboarding and skiing here in hot and humid Singapore. Held at Snow City, students learnt more about snow/terrain conditions and how to maneuvers themselves down snow slopes instead of rolling down.

Participants gave their thumbs up to the programmes organised.


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