Revisions to the Singapore Youth Festival

The Singapore Youth Festival, or SYF, has been renamed the Singapore Youth Celebrations.  

This name change, and the restructuring of the judging criteria for its inter-school performing arts presentations, is aimed at removing the element of competition and hence reducing the stress of participants.  

But is competition a bad thing to begin with?  And in the absence of a level playing field, how should drama presentations be assessed?  

938LIVE's Shireen Abdullah speaks with Rosemary McGowan, a theatre practitioner who works with youth in schools.

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