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‘The Show Must Go On’
Singapore Sports School e-Open House 2020
The worsening of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) outbreak in Singapore has threatened the lives of many Singapore-residents, forcing a lifestyle change due to the postponement or cancellation of many events so as to manage the spread in the country. However, the show went on at Singapore Sports School’s 2020 Open House as the event shifted to a completely-virtual venue for the first time in 16 years.
While sports selection trials are currently put on hold in view of the current COVID-19 situation, Sports School continues to be on the lookout for talented students with the ability and potential to excel in sport. Registration for selection trials is extended till 30 April 2020.
Visitors to Sports School’s e-Open House 2020 are able to embark on a personal tour of the school facilities and catch glimpses of the activity that happens on campus daily. The tour includes various sport training venues, academic learning spaces, the place our student-athletes call their “second home”, and more.
The highlight of the digital event is the information session by Principal Ong Kim Soon, where begins by providing an overview of the Sports School’s unique system and programmes, which aim to nurture all-rounded champions in sport and life. The sharing continues with parent Colin Foo (father of bowler Evangeline Foo Shiyun, IBDP Year 5) and Track and Field Academy student-athlete Samantha Theresa Ortega (Secondary 3) where they relate first-hand experiences of their journey with the Sports School. The discussion addresses popular topics such as the challenges student-athletes face while balancing sport and studies, and the concerns that parents battle with in sending their child to Sports School.
Another key feature of the Open House – which launched on 4 April – was the “live chat” platform where visitors could have their questions answered and concerns attended to.
Videos on the various sports academies, academics and boarding – created by Sports School student-athletes for students – showcase the sport, academic and boarding programmes through the perspective of our student-athletes.
Missed out on the action on 4 April? Fret not. Click here to relive the experience!