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SSP Goes All Out For Animals

Singapore Sports School organised a series of activities to commemorate World Animal Day 2011. One such activity was the sewing of felt donkeys by student-athletes, with sale proceeds going to the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad. 
In addition, each Secondary One homeroom had on display SPANA leaflets, posters and publications, air flown especially for this exhibition, as a buildup to the World Animal Day 2011 assembly. The exhibits have been on display since August. 
As part of the World Animal Day 2011 assembly programme, Miss Chi Pin Lay, a friend and ex-colleague of Miss Ong Siok Cheng, teacher-in-charge of the event, gave a presentation on her journey with animals, which was ironic because she did not own any pets but rather, it was an account of her experience with her family and friends and their pets. Miss Chi is an education consultant and partner for OURF Consultancy LLP.
Sports School student-athletes also participated in the assembly programme, with four lower secondary student-athletes reciting Diane Ackerman's poem, "School Prayer", while eight Secondary One student-athletes performed a readers' theatre based on a segment from "Charlotte's Web". 

The School's celebration of World Animal Day 2011 has been a success, with 85 felt donkeys sold and more than $1,000 raised for SPANA. Moreover, following their participation in the various World Animal Day 2011 activities, the student-athletes have become more empathetic towards animals.