BASIC Student Care Centre (Ang Mo Kio) experiences the angklung
Klung sounds resonated from the wooden instruments the children at BASIC Student Care Centre (Ang Mo Kio) held in their hands.
On June 6, 2017 (Tuesday), student volunteers from Raffles Institute taught the children how to play the angklung, a musical instrument from Indonesia, made of a varying number of bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. The students hope to connect with the children, while encouraging them to learn and develop their passions and interests for the arts.
Committed to teach the children from June to November, the volunteers enthusiastically broke the ice and got to know the kids through friendly games in the first session. Initially hesitant, the children became more eager and keen after the ice breakers.
Then, the students stirred the children’s interest by showing them videos of angklung performances, before letting them try out the instruments. The session was definitely enjoyable and novel for the children, who looked forward to the next session.
The student volunteers also shared that they hope to put up a performance at the end of the year, to allow the children to showcase what they had learned.