Values In Action
In addition to being Sport Champions and Champions for Sports, student-athletes are expected to be Champions for Others. Student-athletes have many opportunities to give back to society and help the less fortunate, both in Singapore and overseas.
The objectives for Values In Action in the Sports School are:
- To develop our student-athletes to be Champions for Others, and
- To emphasise the importance of caring for the less fortunate through:
- planning activities for beneficiaries,
- engaging with beneficiaries, and
- raising funds for beneficiaries.
Project Champions Way
Project Champions Way, a Sports School initiative, is a school-wide annual Values in Action and Corporate Social Responsibility activity where we play our part in helping the less fortunate in Singapore. Through the project, we endeavour to help our chosen beneficiaries through a series of internal fundraising activities. In 2018, the Sports School raised more than $70,000 for Singapore Disability Sports Council and Special Olympics Singapore.
Each of the nine Sports Academies in the Sports School works with an established voluntary welfare organisation as a long-term partner. Student-athletes from each Academy will plan and implement activities to help beneficiaries in their partner organisation. Some of the beneficiaries that the Sports School partners are the Sunlove Senior Activity Centre @ Golden Saffron, Fei Yue Family Service Centre (Champions Way) and Moral Home for the Aged Sick.
“The Values in Action activities we engage in as Singapore Sports School student athletes heightens our awareness of the various needs in our community and how we can give back, even in little ways. The VIAs have taught me important lessons and developed values to make me an individual who is socially and emotionally competent.”
Christian Moroni Chiang (Football)
Diploma in Business Studies