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This was introduced at Edgefield Primary in Punggol as an enrichment activity about eight years ago.

It grew so popular within three years that the school made it a co-curricular activity (CCA). It has bagged medals in inter-school competitions.

Pupils are put through their paces in four dances - the cha cha, the jive, the waltz and the tango - during their weekly sessions.

The teacher-in-charge of the CCA, Ms Liew Mei Teng, said she has seen her pupils improve in their conduct and mature because dancing demands teamwork and respect for one another.

Petanque

This French bowling game, similar to British lawn bowling, has been introduced at Pioneer Junior College and Greenridge Primary School.

It is played with metallic balls on a dirt surface.

Ice-skating

This is a CCA at Henry Park Primary, Shuqun Primary, Cedar Primary and Elias Park Primary.

Advanced skaters have even taken part in ice-skating shows such as Holiday on Ice.

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This article was first published in The Straits Times.

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