6th SSA National Schools Championships
MGS@SEA Games 2015
Date: 29 June 2015
The 28th SEA Games was historic not just for Singapore but also for MGS. The biennial event took place in Singapore from Friday 5 June to Tuesday 16 June, and for many of the girls in MGS, it was a phenomenal experience.
Quah Jing Wen (Sec 3R) was in Spain in March to appreciate the demanding conditions of international competition, before she took the plunge in the Individual Medley event at the SEA Games, and won the Bronze medal; she did that with a personal best time too.
More than 250 girls in Secondary One, and Emily Ho (P3.1), Erica Lee (P3.2) and Ashley Jill Yeo (P5.1) gave up many a Saturday from February to June to prepare for their act in the Opening Ceremony. The Secondary One girls were in that visually spectacular Act 1, and the three girls from the Primary school were in Act 3. Although performing before 55000 spectators at the National Stadium was ‘nerve-wracking’, they were “all very grateful for this rare experience and privilege” to stand up for Singapore.
The MGS Choir also found the huge crowd somewhat daunting, but they shared that “the support from family and friends really lifted our mood as we walked out onto the raised platform that sensational night.” The Choir comprising girls from Primary Five, Secondary Two and Three, sang their hearts out to the audience, and cheered as loud as they could, “proud of Singapore and proud of MGS”.
The experience of participating at the 28th SEA Games “was unbelievably glorious”, especially when you are a Singapore Girl!