OBS Adventure

In the week of Monday 19 May to Friday 23 May, the girls from Secondary Three went on adventure to Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) at Pulau Ubin.

“Separated from home, family and WiFi…” they were naturally unsettled by the prospect of having to survive the great outdoors, the mosquitoes, the inclement weather and the many unfamiliar activities, like trekking in the wilderness, the trust fall and belaying, rock climbing and so on.

The first day was a chore. They had to accomplish some mundane administrative tasks; they had to learn to pitch a tent for the night, and they had to cook their meal over a fire they built with their bare hands. Yes, they were learning to be self-sufficient, to be brave and strong.  So they experimented, and they worked hard in a team to make the adventure meaningful and exciting.

By the time they completed a 10 km kayaking expedition around the island, the girls had nurtured an indefatigable spirit, and the capacity of mind and body to take on whatever challenge they might encounter in the future.

When it was time to say goodbye to Pulau Ubin, they were somewhat reluctant to leave. Indeed, “there is something about OBS which stays with you for life”.

Singapore Women's Hall of Fame

On Friday 14 March, the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) commemorated International Women’s Day (IWD), and at the same time launched the Singapore Women's Hall of Fame. The President, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam was the Guest of Honour for the event which took place at the Tower Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel.

The Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame celebrates the many women who have contributed in no small way to the development and progress of Singapore; they will no doubt inspire succeeding generations of women to realize their dreams and achieve even more for the good of the nation.

At the inauguration ceremony of the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame several MGS women of excellence were honoured for their achievements; all are MGS alumnae, except for Miss Sophia Blackmore who was the founder of MGS and Mrs Ann Elizabeth Wee who was a former teacher at MGS. The women of excellence include:

Sophia Blackmore and Ruth Wong Hie King (Education)
Kwa Geok Choo and Jenny Lau Buong Bee (Law),
Constance Goh and Phyllis Eu Cheng Li (Advocacy & Activism)
Daisy Vaithilingam and Ann Elizabeth Wee (Community / Social Work)
Fang Ai Lian (Business & Enterprise)
Lynette Seah (Arts/Culture/Entertainment)
Geh Min (Environment)
Patricia Chan and Joscelin Yeo (Sports)
Khoo Teh Lynn (Uniformed Professions)

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