SG50 @ TKGS
TKGS celebrated Singapore’s 50th birthday with much cheer and festivity. The celebrations kicked off with a spectacular parade by the Uniformed Group CCAs. Led by Parade Commander Vanessa Lim, the members of the Uniformed Group CCAs marched onto the Circular Grass Patch from four different entry points, gathering into formation at the front of the Circular Grass Patch with the 8 flag-bearers to start the flag-raising ceremony. After the flag-raising, the audience was given another visual treat as the members of the Uniformed Groups marched into the formation of the number ‘50’ to commemorate Singapore’s 50 years of independence. The celebrations continued with a sing-along of popular National Day songs, Home and In a Heartbeat, before the levels proceeded to their respective activities.
The Lower Secondary students organised and participated in a carnival, with the Secondary One students manning games booths and the Secondary Two students manning food stalls. The carnival was based on the theme of tradition and heritage, which allowed the students to participate in and enjoy games such as ‘Five Stones’ and ‘Zeropoint’, and indulge in snacks such as ‘Kacang Putih’ and ‘Jemput-jemput’. The atmosphere was livened up even more with the introduction of the interclass water soccer games and the playing of National Day songs. All in all, the students enjoyed themselves very much and appreciated the effort taken to organise the carnival. They were aware of the significance of the nation’s 50th birthday as well as the need to continue striving to achieve their best.
The Secondary Three students went to various neighbourhoods such as Marine Parade, Bedok, Paya Lebar and Tanjong Katong to distribute balloons to spread the National Day cheer to members of the public. This project was supported by the South East Community Development Council. Our Sec Three Netballers attended the National Day Concert at Association for Person with Special Needs (APSN) Tanglin where they performed and interacted with their secondary level students.
Written by Mrs Angie Sew and Miss Rachel Kwan