National Storytelling Tournament 2012- We are the Champions!
We are pleased to announce that Sanjna Selvarajan from 3 Respect has done the school proud by emerging as champion in the Story Challenge, National Storytelling Tournament!
She beat 31 other contestants from various schools to get to the top of the hill in the Individual category.
Her creativity, poise and strength made her stand out amongst her peers, and gave her the edge over her much vaunted opponent in the final!
My experience throughout the competition is simply hard to put into words. The numerous trainings we had with our wonderful coach, Mr Ho, the thrill of the actual competition and even the bond we, the storytellers, shared with one another, are among the many aspects I enjoyed about my Story Challenge experience this year. Being crowned champion was, of course, my dream from the very beginning, and I must admit that my story challenge coach was the driving force behind my success, guiding me through my flow of ideas and encouraging me to be as creative as possible. However, if not for the strong support I had from the fellow storytellers, as well as from my ever caring teachers, my success would hardly have been possible. I’d like to think that I owe my success to the care and concern they placed over me, throughout the tournament. They truly inspired me to get past each and every step of the journey to finally emerging as the National Storytelling Champion. So, now as I reflect on this memorable experience, I am truly grateful to have been selected to participate in it, in the first place, as well as to have been given the golden opportunity to express myself as creatively as I possibly could. This experience has taught me to be open-minded and completely spontaneous whenever necessary. Most of all, I enjoyed telling my story and I tried to share this with the judges and the audience. Story Challenge 2012, truly an experience I shall never forget.
Literature Festival 2012
The National School’s Literature Festival 2012 was held at St Theresa’s Convent (CHIJ) on 14 July. Evergreen sent two debate teams and a book trailer to compete in debate tournaments and a book trailer skit. They have each come away as winners in their respective competitions!
Thank you students and teachers who have done a job well done!
The English Department organized an English Fortnight on the 28th of March. The event marked the celebration of the English Language through a series of interactive games.
Students from their respective classes tested their mettle in mind boggling and intellectual games such as Scrabble, Taboo, Pictionary and Boggle. The weeklong event saw overwhelming participation from both students and teachers in the corridors and halls of the school. Many students roared on as they bagged medals for their classes. All in all, the spritely event reminded all of us that the English Language is very much alive and well in all of us.
Sanjna Selvarajan from 3 Respect has done the school proud by emerging as champion in the Story Challenge, National Storytelling Tournament!
She had beaten 31 other contestants from various schools to get to the top of the hill in the Individual category.
Her creativity, poise and strength made her stand out amongst her peers, and gave her the edge over her much vaunted opponent in the finals!
Evergreen Secondary School wins the Team Challenge Cup in 2011 Story Challenge Tournament!
Storytelling is Evergreen Secondary’s flagship programme for developing students’ communication skills and language proficiency. On Saturday 12 March 2011, our students made it to the finals of the nation-wide storytelling competition, Story Challenge, and won the Team Championship and the Individual 1st Runner Up Trophy in the Secondary (English) Category.
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National Schools Scrabble Competition 2012
Evergreen Secondary sent a team of students for the National Schools Scrabble Competition for the first time.
The competition was organized by the Jurong Green Community Club and it was held on Saturday, 1st September 2012. The school faced stiff competition such as Raffles Institution and River Valley High. Although the students did not manage to get into the finals, they managed to come away with prizes from a lucky draw and most importantly, many valuable lessons and strategies which can be put into good use for future tournaments.
Learning Journey 2012 - Lord of the Flies
A group of 150 students and teachers were treated to a matinee of a Singapore Repertory Theater production entitled “ The Lord of the Flies” on Saturday, 28th July.
The play revolves around a group of schoolboys on a deserted island who had survived a plane crash. They were schoolboys who began to assemble at the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of sand, sun and sea, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys’ sense of order fades and they realise that no one is coming to their rescue, their fears are transformed into something more primitive and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.