Student-staged musical resounding success

KinderWorld Education Group has supported art activities in Vietnam by acting as the Diamond Sponsor for “A Bullet for My Valentine,” an independent student-run musical show organised by Fragments.

Student-staged musical resounding success
The musical theatre performance of Fragments Team proved an eye-opening show of professional standards

 This team is co-founded by Le Minh Ha and Nguyen Le Hoai Thuong, two excellent students from Singapore International School, KinderWorld Education Group. The show is scheduled

“A bullet for my Valentine” tells a story from the early 1930s, about 17-year-old Hayley Brown and 18-year-old Eli Weston who were locked up in a juvenile detention hall. From this setting, the performance aims to illustrate the actual aftermath of childhood, with a direct focus on the fatal side of the spectrum. It is important that a suitably challenging yet nurturing environment for growth must be fostered. Additionally, another notable message is that in the face of overwhelming negativity, one has a choice of two routes—the easy way out or the hard way that will eventually be worthwhile.

The above moral lessons are delivered through the medium of musical theatre, which has yet to become popular in Vietnam. With this project, the organiser hopes to spread awareness of the benefits of art, utilise the theatre’s power to persuade and connect the audience to address important social issues, foster opportunities for the youth to gain confidence through independent hands-on project experience and promote cooperation between Vietnamese and international school students via networking.

The two shows at 8 PM on July 31 and August 1 at Youth Theatre of Vietnam succeeded beyond expectations and attracted more than 1,000 visitors, most of whom are young with a love for arts and their parents.

During the nearly two hours of the show, young amateur actors have brought a high-quality musical atmosphere and aroused various emotions in the audience, ranging from laughter to empathy, from romance to tragedy. With this performance, Fragments has proven that they not only have passion for the theatre but also real talent.

On this occasion, KinderWorld Education Group provided a VND100 million ($4,400) sponsorship with the aim of promoting entrepreneurial spirit, aesthetic values, as well as creativity among students.

The shows embodies the bread and butter of KinderWorld’s education methods, encouraging students to express their opinions, take up challenges, and succeed. The shows also aligned perfectly with KinderWorld’s corporate social responsibility efforts, thanks to which, KinderWorld has contributed nearly VND10 billion ($440,000 million) to good causes over the years.

Recently, on June 25, 2017, on the occasion of signing a memorandum of understanding with the Hanoi People’s Committee, the education institution further committed to providing a range of scholarships to Hanoi officers and students worth up to VND5 billion.

Student-staged musical resounding success
Peter Baker, educational director at KinderWorld Education

Founded in 1986, Singapore's KinderWorld Education Group offers education programmes from kindergarten to high school, university foundation, higher and continuing education.

The group opened its first educational centre in Vietnam in 2000 and is now the leading international education provider in Vietnam. KinderWorld Education Group is now operating 18 campuses under the brand names of Singapore International School (SIS), KinderWorld International Kindergarten (KIK), Singapore Vietnam International School (SVIS), Pegasus International College (PIC), and Outward Bound Vietnam (OBV) throughout Vietnam, as well as Pegasus International School in Malaysia and SISA-Amata School in Thailand.

The group is a firm believer in the role of education in equipping students with the essential knowledge and skills needed for living and succeeding in a technology-driven and globalised world, while at the same time preserving and nurturing Asian cultural values. The group’s students’ excellent achievements reflect KinderWorld’s ability to provide quality education and prepare students for life-long learning and global citizenship.

The motto “Eastern Values, Western Education, Global Citizens” reflects a combination of eastern values with an international outlook on education.

By Hue Thu