"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:
|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|
|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|
|Gee Wee Kit||Lewis||Singles||4th|
|Muhammad Aqram Bin Mohd Yazed||Wright||Singles||Silver|
|Muhammad Aqram Bin Mohd Yazed||Wright||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.