River Valley High School Reaffirms Support for Team Singapore
21 November, 2014
Students from River Valley High School formed a human formation with our Team Singapore athletes to show their support for the upcoming 28th SEA Games (Photo by Sport Singapore)
In a reaffirmation of their pledge of support to Team Singapore for the upcoming 28th SEA Games, students from River Valley High School (RVHS) formed a human formation and executed the traditional “Kallang Wave” on Wednesday with our Team Singapore athletes.
The students then proceeded to the school hall where floorballers Kumaresa Pasupathy, Vignesa Pasupathy and Syazni Ramlee, netballers Melissa Teo and Natalie Long, and softballers Unice Toh and Cheang Wai Foon conducted an athletes’ forum and coaching clinics.
The close partnership between RVHS and Sport Singapore continues, into its second year. It was at RVHS where Sport Singapore officially launched its last campaign “Together We Are Stronger” about a year ago.
Team Singapore floorballer Syazni demonstrating the fundamentals of the sport (Photo by Sport Singapore)
“We are happy to collaborate closely with Sport Singapore again and be given the opportunity to show our support for Team Singapore in next year's SEA games,” said Mr Goh Yong Hang, Head of Department for Co-Curricular Activites (CCA) in RVHS.
“The talk today was an excellent platform for our students to better understand the challenges faced by these high performance athletes while the sports clinics allowed them to learn new game strategies.”
“These will serve to spur RVHS athletes to continue in their pursuit of excellence and aspire to represent Singapore in the future. For next year's SEA games, RVHS will be showing her support in different ways.”
“Our uniformed groups will be taking part in the opening and closing ceremony of the SEA games and all our CCA leaders will design activities to rally the students' support for Team Singapore through the use of social media and assembly programme.”
For 14-year-old Li Yi Xin, the highlight of the roadshow was the athletes’ forum where she got to learn about the athletes’ personal stories and the sacrifices they had to make to succeed in their sport.
RVHS student having a go at softball with our Team Singapore softballer Wai Foon (Photo by Sport Singapore)
“I feel that the roadshow is really inspiring for me because I’m in a non-sport CCA and I don’t really know much about sports. Despite that, hearing their stories inspires me to work hard as well,” the RVHS Year 2 student explained.
As for the athletes, they were glad to take a break from training to share personal anecdotes and impart their skills to the excited students.
“Conducting the clinic for them was really meaningful because most of them don’t really know what softball is and have never tried it before. So they got to have a hands-on experience for the very first time,” explained Team Singapore softballer, Wai Foon.
“It was also enjoyable as we could interact better with them and they were easy to teach. They are fast learners and picked up what we taught them very quickly,” added teammate Unice Toh.