Special Olympics 2013: National Games

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

This is the oath that our students kept in their hearts as a reminder to give their best in the recent Special Olympics National Games 2013 which were held in Singapore from 31 May 2013 to 3 June 2013. There were a total of 31 teams who participated, including 29 teams from Singapore and one team each representing Malaysia and the Philippines.

Eden School was among the 29 teams from the various special schools who formed Singapore’s representation in the Games. 11 of our very own Edenites participated in the three different sporting events, namely Swimming, Track & Field and Bocce. Our students proved their mettle by giving their all and competed with zest and energies, even when waving the Eden flag to support their fellow comrades.

We are proud to present the results of our Eden School Special Olympic athletes:

Athletics

Name Class Event Award
Amirul Rizwan Bin Mohamad Faizal Henson 100-metre run Gold
Maveric Lee Dong En Cayley 200-metre run Gold
Maveric Lee Dong En Cayley 400-metre run Bronze
Gareth Joaquim  Tuscano Drake 400-metre run Silver
Joel Kee Wei Onn Finn 100-metre run 6th
Joel Kee Wei Onn Finn 200-metre run 4th
Muhammad Aqil Bin Selamat Lewis 200-metre run 5th
Muhammad Aqil Bin Selamat Lewis 400-metre run 5th

Swimming

Name Class Event Award
Justin Kang Waye Long Biggs 50-metre swim Gold
Yu Ming Cheng Finn 50-metre swim Gold
Joshua Ng Hian Zhun Finn 50-metre swim Gold

 Bocce

Name Class Event Award
Gee Wee Kit Lewis Singles 4th
Muhammad Aqram Bin Mohd Yazed Wright Singles Silver
Muhammad Aqram Bin Mohd Yazed Wright Doubles Bronze
Maheswaran Morgan Doubles Bronze

The experience has enriched our beloved students and their families’ lives. Everyone came together as one over the 4 days, from the inspiring moment as the Olympic flame began its dance on the cauldron, to the dazzling mass dance finish at the Closing Ceremony.

The Games provided an amazing platform for Edenites to showcase our varied talents and hidden potential. It was also a journey for all athletes in building greater confidence; and gaining extra exposure and opportunities to integrate with the community.

All this would not have been possible without the strong support from the teachers. A big thank you to the Special Olympics Committee led by PE Teacher Farhan.  Special thanks to Farhan and swim coaches Tommy Tan & Victor Tay, for training and coaching the students.

We would also like to thank everyone who contributed in whatever little ways, to make this happen, and most importantly, being there for the students.