Written by: Chiang Xin Ni Nicole (22S73), Huang Yimin (22S7B) and contributors
Photo credits: Studio Ardent and contributors
On 21st March, Hwa Chong celebrated its 104th Founder’s Day. In order to commemorate the occasion, students participated through a multitude of Service Learning activities.
In College, an exciting game show quizzing students on facts about our school founders was held. Additionally, bookmarks were decorated by our students to be given to children with illnesses in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Senior-Junior classes also worked together to create Ecobricks, which are 1.5 litre bottles filled with soft plastics to be used as “bricks” to construct furniture.
Athena Students Hard at Work in Their Ecobricks Activity
Aresians Designing Their Bookmarks
A Small Selection of the Completed Artwork
Over at High School, Lower Secondary students participated in the Service Learning Fest, where they engaged in thought-provoking panel discussions with alumni involved in community efforts, and learnt more about inspiring service learning projects from their seniors. Meanwhile, Upper Secondary students put values in action to practice by spending their morning with senior citizens at NTUC Active Ageing Centres, St Luke’s ElderCare Centres, and Presbyterian Community Services, as well as volunteering with the National Library Board’s SoundscapeSG Project and Boon Lay CC.
3i1 Interacting with the Elderly Beneficiaries from St Luke's ElderCare Ayer Rajah Centre
3i4 Leading a Sing-a-Long at St Luke's Eldercare Rivervale Centre
3i4 Playing Uno with a Beneficiary at St Luke's ElderCare One Punggol Centre
The school also came together to take part in our annual Food Drive, an effort that collected and provided food for 400 families across 7 CDAC centres and Pertapis Children’s Home.
On that same night, this occasion was celebrated through a dinner featuring dance, band and Wushu drum performances. Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of National Development, Mr Tan Kiat How, was our Guest-of-Honour at the gala dinner. As a token of appreciation, a LEGO replica of the Junior College building was unveiled and presented to him.
2 Group Photos taken with our Guest-of-Honour, Mr Tan Kiat How, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of National Development
Hwa Chong will continue to embody the spirit of our founders and actively serve the community as one!
Our Magnificent Clock Tower in its Evening Splendour