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A Charitable Orientation

Freshmen hit the streets of Singapore for a worthy cause


Some 4,500 freshmen learned that Poly life is not all about work and studies as they fanned across Singapore on a cross-country fund-raising mission.

Held on 12 April 2007, the SP Flag Day gave these freshmen a different take as they got inducted into campus life.

This time, the annual event netted a total of $145,755.51, far surpassing the target collection of $100,000!

Since 2002, orientation activities for all first year SP students have included supporting President's Challenge by raising funds through selling flags, raising a total of more than $640,000.

This is when SP freshmen hit the streets of Singapore. The aim is to build camaraderie among the new students as well as instil within them the charitable spirit.

Flagging off the students in the morning was a heart thumping performance by the SP Japanese Daiko Drummers and the SP Bagpipers.

Funds raised will benefit the charities selected by President SR Nathan.

The top 2 collectors Ng Chun Yang Bernard & Ng Yue Siang, both from School of MM, will share the top prize comprising a 2 Night Malacca/KL cruise for 2 persons in an Inside Stateroom onboard Superstar Virgo (twin-sharing), courtesy of Star Cruises.

The Top Collection (School) Award was won by School of EEE with a total amount raised of $34,449.30.

The Top Collection (Average Collection per Tin) Award was clinched by School of CLS, with the average amount collected per tin of $37.80.

Last year, in addition to SP Flag Day, Singapore Polytechnic staged its very own musical, Superstar, which raised $98,622 for the President's Challenge.


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