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Bringing Joy To The Needy, Young And Elderly

Values in Action (Fencing, Netball and Swimming Academies)

To nurture Learned Champions With Character, Singapore Sports School encourages student-athletes to give back to the community through Values in Action activities, usually organised at the Academy level. In June and July 2019, Sports School’s artistic swimmers, divers, water polo players, fencers, netballers and swimmers demonstrated why they are Learned Champions With Character.

On 6 July, our fencers and netballers partnered Fei Yue Family Service Centre (Woodlands) for the Admiralty Food Project. The student-athletes packed food items and distributed them to needy residents over 54 blocks of flats in the Admiralty neighbourhood.

A sports carnival that was organised by 40 netballers on the afternoon of 6 July brought joy to residents at Champions Court, whom we consider as our neighbours as they live only 200m away from Sports School.

Individual Programme (Aquatics) which comprises artistic swimmers, divers and water polo players, brought joy to children from Bethel Student Care Centre on 24 to 26 June. The student-athletes honed their leadership and instructional skills and learnt how to care for the young as they led about 40 children through team-building games, an amazing race and handicraft-making.

While the Aquatics student-athletes brought joy to the young, our swimmers brought joy to the elderly on 9 and 10 July with a “reunion” of sorts with residents at Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore), whom they hosted on 31 January during the Lunar New Year lunch at Sports School.

The swimmers interacted with the elderly residents through several age-appropriate games organised to stimulate the mind and body. The swimmers also entertained the residents through song and dance.