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Updated: 02/17/2013 06:55 | By Channel NewsAsia

Pertapis children’s home using music to boost academic performance

Pertapis children’s home using music to boost academic performance


Pertapis children’s home using music to boost academic performance

SINGAPORE: Pertapis children’s home is trying to raise its residents’ academic achievements through using music as educational therapy.

As part of the programme, the children learn to play various musical instruments.

It is one way to help them express themselves and focus better on their studies as a result.

The home is also getting help from partners like Hwa Chong Institution for lessons on playing other instruments.

At the end of the music therapy programme, the children will be performing in a concert next month, where their family members are invited to attend.

Pertapis has seen positive changes in the children.

Haloyah Atana, administrator at Pertapis said: "We have seen slight improvements in their studies such as increase in marks in the exams. They are also more forthcoming in seeking help. They are more open and able to manage their daily needs."

— CNA/xq

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