Singapore’s education system has long been criticised for the emphasis on grades over the learning process. But it looks like the Ministry of Education wants to make a bold statement to counter that.
It just launched a touching commercial based on a true story of a student and her teacher Madam Phua:
The video shows how Phua guided Shirley through a failing grade with Geography lessons. Both student and teacher continue to keep in touch today, according to the ad.
The fourth Renewal & Reform vision and narrative short film has been launched, looking at how in a world crying out for God’s love, we can once again become a growing church for all people in all places. Watch the film:
How do you take a classic game like Jenga to the next level? You make it 8 times bigger. And then you set it on fire!
Imagine writing the risk assessment for that!
Jac Coleman’s son Henry got a Slip ’n’ Slide, but he’s not exactly got the instructions down yet. Doesn’t matter, he’s having a great time- as we are just watching him:
Social media is a key communication channel for youth workers. One of the challenges is that all the different social media networks constantly change the goal posts in terms of how best to share your story.
The image sizes that Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and YouTube all use are all completely different. Here’s a helpful infographic for these sites
Adele’s 25 has been breaking records ever since it was released in November, but what do children think about the British songstress?
Luckily the YouTube channel Fine Brothers have the answers. They gathered a group of children and played them “Hello” and 21 favourite “Rolling in the Deep.”
The seven minute video is full of amusing impressions and comments, with some saying she is perfect while others say they prefer hip hop. One just asks: “What does this all represent?”
As fashions change, so do cars. We’ve only had them around in mass quantities for about 100 years, so Mode did another in their 100 Years series featuring cars – expensive cars that is!
This is one of my favourite versions of Silent Night, incredibly musical and yet beautifully simple like the original piece of music:
1 Girl Nation have created an a cappella Christmas mash up. One of the benefits of a great mash up is it makes you listen and focus harder on the music and lyrics:
The Nativity Factor has brought us some great little Christmas videos over the years. This was a runner up in the 2014 competition and has some great thought provoking bits for an older youth group – be warned there is a bit of strong language.
John Lewis have had some of the most powerful Christmas adverts in the UK over the last few years. This is a very well done parody with a Christian Twist. A great illustration which we used this morning in our Children’s Christmas Praise service.
Miriam Swaffield wrote these spoken word videos about the shepherds, the wise men and baby Jesus. They are brilliant, we’ve used them with our 11-14 year olds who’ve loved them.
Fusion have recorded them and made them available for FREE download here – you might want to use them in your services or youth events you’ve got planned.