A few weeks ago, Anya’s piano teacher told us that there would be a mini performance coming up for some of the students to perform in front of parents and other students. She asked if Anya would like to take part as well and we told her Anya wasn’t really comfortable with performing in front of others. Surprisingly though, Anya agreed to perform and she played two little tunes – Mrs White had a Fright and Hot Cross Buns – in front of a small audience.
She was the youngest one there and she went last. I thought she would chicken out before her turn, especially since a much older boy sat down at the piano and burst into hysterical tears after playing a few notes. I think I was more nervous than her though! She went through the performance very seriously but finished it without a hitch. So proud of her!
Two screenshots from the video of the performance:
introducing herself before the performance
It’s quite difficult getting a slot for the Children’s Season programme at the Police Heritage Centre. There aren’t that many slots to begin with and you have to make an appointment to get a slot. They don’t respond readily to emails or phone calls either. And when you do get a slot, you need to submit the full names and IC numbers of those who are attending. Somehow, Selena managed to sign the kids up for one of the slots and my aunt kindly took Anya there because I had a meeting to attend.
I think there’s lots they can do to make it more kid-friendly! My aunt said the kids were not allowed to touch most of the things there and were not supposed to make noise. Surely there are many interesting hands-on activities they can plan for kids at a police heritage centre! I think the highlight of the programme was when the kids got to dress up as little police officers. Here are some photos that my aunt took. Anya is dressed in a raggedy manner because she stayed over at my mum’s and didn’t have any clothes there!
making her way there with E
waiting for the briefing
practising her salute
AD was there too
contemplating a career as a police officer
with a friendly police man
four-armed police officer