National Day Celebration @Maha Bodhi School – 06 August 2015
6 August 2015, Maha Bodhi School came together as one family to celebrate the significant Jubilee year of our Nation! We were grateful for the great weather on that morning and all the more to our pioneers who had contributed to the great success and prosperity of Singapore today.
There was a sea of red as most of the pupils and all staffs wore red tops and many waved our National flags as we sang our National Day songs, taking the spirit of celebration to greater heights.
We kicked start our celebration with our ceremony observance of the marching-in of the flag bearers. The reading of the National Day message by our principal, Mrs Elaine Quek, helped to set the tone of the celebration and also to remind us all the purpose of this celebration.
It is our honour to have Sekolah Indonesia to perform a folk dance, the Ngarojeng dance, to grace our celebration. This dance depicts the joy of the Betawi girls who were playing in the moonlight.
We also have our in-house Xiang Sheng by our P4 students which gave a comical intro to our celebration program.
This year we have our own teachers to stage a meaningful skit which brought much laughter apart from bringing across the message that Singapore had progressed so much since the last fifty years. The skit showed a comparison of the past and present that are relevant and close to the heart of the mass such as the bus ride and ticketing, street hawkers and Clarke Quay. The comical dialogs among the three main characters revealed the true voice of the mass while keeping the tone light-hearted.
To top it off, we also have our three music teachers to perform “You first Believe” as a tribute to our founding father, Mr Lee Kwan Yew for his great leadership and unwavering faith that Singapore will rise and shine. Indeed we are very grateful to our pioneers’ resilience and diligence. The celebration ended with the song “Reach out for the skies” to signify that Singapore will continue to move forward and the sky is our limit. Onward Singapore!