Singapore, 29 August 2006 - From 24 schools in 2002 to 88 this year. Yes, The New Paper Be Yourself Day is gaining increasing support from schools all over Singapore.
So far 34 schools have already celebrated TNP Be Yourself Day and raised a total of $51,130.65 this year.
Another 35 schools will be celebrating TNP Be Yourself Day on Thursday, 31 August with the rest organising their events in September and October.
The day sees students coming school dressed in their creative best to express their individual personalities. It is an occasion when teachers and principals get to see their students from a different perspective. Students, while enjoying their creative freedom, will also spend some time thinking of those less fortunate than themselves.
Since its inception, TNP Be Yourself Day has been a fund-raising event for President’s Challenge, an annual charity event that benefits 49 charities.
This is the seventh year The New Paper is involved in raising funds for President’s Challenge wiith more than $400,000 raised so far.
President S R Nathan will grace this year’s TNP Be Yourself Day celebrations at Temasek Secondary School and Wellington Primary on Thursday, 31 August.
(Please refer to attached Press Advisory for media coverage of this event on 31 August).
List of 88 participating schools in The New Paper Be Yourself Day 2006:
|Admiralty Secondary School||Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School|
|Ang Mo Kio Secondary School||Lianhua Primary School|
|Anglo Chinese School||Junior Maha Bodhi School|
|Balestier Hill Primary School||Manjusri Secondary School|
|Bartley Secondary School||Mayflower Primary School|
|Beatty Secondary School||Meridian Junior College|
|Bedok View Secondary||Meridian Primary School|
|Bendemeer Primary School||Methodist Girls’ School (primary)|
|Bendemeer Secondary School||Methodist Girls’ School (secondary)|
|Broadrick Secondary School||Millenia Institute|
|Bukit Batok Secondary School||Monfort Secondary School|
|Bukit Panjang Primary School||Nan Hua Primary School|
|Bukit View Primary School||National Junior College|
|Bukit View Secondary School||Naval Base Primary School|
|Canossa Convent Primary School||Northbrooks Secondary School|
|Casuarina Primary School||Northland Primary School|
|ChestNut Drive Secondary School||Park View Primary School|
|CHIJ (Toa Payoh) Primary School||Poi Ching School|
|CHIJ Katong Primary||Punggol Primary School|
|CHIJ Our Lady of the Nativity||Radin Mas Primary School|
|CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent||River Valley Primary School|
|Chong Zheng Primary School||San Yu Adventist School|
|Clementi Primary School||Si Ling Primary School|
|Clementi Town Secondary||Singapore Chinese Girls School|
|Commonwealth Secondary School||St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School|
|Da Qiao Primary School||St Anthony’s Primary School|
|Damai Primary School||St Margaret’s Primary School|
|De La Salle School||Tanjong Katong Primary School|
|East Spring Primary School||Teck Whye Secondary School|
|Elias Park Primary School||Telok Kurau Secondary School|
|Evergreen Sec School||Temasek Junior College|
|Fengshan Primary School||Temasek Primary School|
|Fengshan Primary School||Temasek Secondary School|
|Greenridge Secondary School||Wellington Primary School|
|Greenwood Primary School||West Spring Secondary School|
|Haig Girls’ School||White Sands Primary School|
|Henderson Secondary School||Woodlands Secondary School|
|Holy Innocents’ High School||Xishan Primary School|
|Hong Kah Primary School||Yio Chu Kang Primary School|
|Huamin Primary School||Yishun Primary School|
|Jin Tai Primary School||Young Talents Childcare and Development Centre|
|Jin Tai Secondary School||Yuan Ching Secondary|
|Kent Ridge Secondary School||Zhenghua Primary School|
|Kranji Secondary School||Zhonghua Secondary School|
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