If you were to google the definition of tenpin bowling, you’d find the result to be extremely insufficient in its description. Not for its lapses in technicality, but for its mistaken emphasis on the individuality of the sport, which was overridden by the immense team spirit displayed by Raffles Tenpin Bowling.
On 10th May, the team gathered at Superbowl, Safra Mount Faber for their final event—the Quartets. Having competed in the singles and doubles events beforehand, the seasoned players entered the match with not just trepidation, but heavy emotions: for the Y6s, this match signified their last match together.
By Hong Wan Jing (22S06F) and Shermaine Lim (22S03N)
Photographs by Raffles Photographic Society
Act 1: Sun Dance
The day began with the breaking of dawn, as golden rays of the sun dipped into the horizon, casting a warm glow across our very own RI campus. Nervous energy filled the air with an almost electrifying quality, courtesy of the unanimous anticipation felt by the newest addition to our school: the Year 5s.
Raffles Science Symposium (RSS) Mental Health Science Strand is an annual event organised by the Peer Helpers’ Programme (PHP) and the Raffles Guidance Centre (RGC). This year’s RSS took place on 16 February, and featured sharings on various topics related to mental health—from mindfulness to social media—as well as students’ mental health projects.
It was attended by well over 300 people, ranging from students to educators, from a variety of schools that included Raffles Institution, ACS (Barker) Secondary School and Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary).
“Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Flight RI Y5 Art Showcase 2022 is boarding now. We would like to invite all passengers seated in Zones 2021 to 2022 to board now. Thank you and have a marvellous day.”
You might be wondering, in these peculiar pandemic times, aren’t the days of overseas travel and boarding flights far behind us? Well, not for this group of creative Rafflesians.