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Junior higher education pupil Jayne Peh started to create tunes at 11 when she was in Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary College.

Inspired by a audio trainer, she shaped a band in 2015 with her Main 5 peers to pen tunes and execute during faculty gatherings.

Jayne got her initial guitar that yr way too and, influenced by American pop feeling Taylor Swift, wrote her have songs.

Last 12 months, she submitted a person, titled Glow, to the Singapore Youth Competition (SYF). It was shortlisted as a single of the top rated 15 from 150 music.

Glow was rearranged and recorded by local expert vocal group MICappella for this year’s SYF.

Underneath a new platform referred to as Let us Jam Jointly, learners can report themselves singing the tune pretty much with the group.

The once-a-year festival, which showcases creativity and inventive abilities, was released yesterday with a virtual structure for the second year operating thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The topic of this year’s occasion, organised by the Ministry of Schooling, is Rejoice The Arts In Universities – recognising the vibrancy and resilience of young people in the experience of adversities.

At the digital start, Minister for Instruction Chan Chun Sing said the effects of the pandemic has been significantly-reaching and the arts have not been spared.

He added that inspite of the problems, the arts will continue on to play a crucial purpose in youth growth and nurturing a foreseeable future-completely ready generation.

SYFgoesOnline functions and jobs on 7 platforms are readily available now till July 6, involving art, new music, dance and drama.

Mr Chan claimed: “Via these activities, our students discovered new and inventive ways of expressing on their own, and to collaborate digitally with one particular another. They showed us that Covid-19 will under no circumstances have on us down and they demonstrated their grit and resilience, and through this method, they discovered their personal exceptional artistic voices as perfectly.”

For Jayne, a Hwa Chong Institution first-calendar year JC college student, acceptance and gratitude anchor her track Glow.

The 17-year-old reported: “I think the prevalence of social media is pretty isolating for any individual who is going by anything tricky because all we see on line are other people’s very best moments, but we all require the reminder that our worthy of is unchanging.”

CHIJ (Kellock) pupil Bheema Lokesh Yuktha, 9, with her artwork Pistafish. Shots: KEVIN LIM, MOE

CHIJ (Kellock) pupil Bheema Lokesh Yuktha, nine, tapped her need to encourage environmental sustainability and appreciate of her pet betta fish to consider part in the My Imaginary Underwater Creature task.

She stated: “I experienced a large amount of enjoyable accumulating (recycled) products, this sort of as a maple syrup plastic bottle, broken cloth clips, pistachio shells and plastic straws to generate (artwork) Pistafish.”

Aside from Let us Jam Jointly, there are two other new platforms this calendar year – #helloSYF and SYFplaysON, where by pupils can produce their possess online video log and complete the song Kampong Really like in a virtual ensemble.

Shortlisted submissions are showcased on the SYF web-site and social media platforms from yesterday to Aug 1.

For the initial time, the SYF Artwork Exhibition employs immersive 360-degree virtual technological know-how, which enables the viewer to enjoy far more than 260 artworks established against a digitalised backdrop of gallery areas within just Countrywide Gallery Singapore.

The exhibition is currently on the SYF site until finally Dec 31.