CCA Events

Gryphon Recall: A Re-Calling of Friends

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Claire Jow (23A01B)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

Year after year, each batch of students comes and goes, graduating to make something of themselves in this great wide world. On 23 July, however, as part of RI’s bicentennial initiatives, the alumni of our school’s CCAs – ranging from fresh-faced 20-somethings to middle-aged careermen in their 50s – were invited back to school in an event known as Gryphon Recall.

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Tree Two One: Kicking Off a Greener Singapore

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By Noh Sangeun (23S06Q)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society, and credits to Brandon Ang (23S03L) for the title of this article.

Raffles House, at Fort Canning Park, overlooks the sleek skyscrapers of the Central Business District. As a place with such grand reminders of modernity, it seems even more meaningful that it should be a venue for the celebration of heritage and history.

Fort Canning was where, two centuries ago, Sir Stamford Raffles erected Singapore’s first botanical and experimental garden. On 4th June, the school honoured this ecological legacy: Raffles House hosted teachers, students, alumni, and esteemed guests at the inaugural tree-planting event for the 1823 Trees campaign.

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CLCDS Concert 2022: Chasing Dreams

Reading Time: 7 minutes

By Tay Yu Ning (23S06E) and guest contributor Yu Grace Chenxi (23S06I)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society.

What does “chasing dreams” mean to you? CLDCS’ (Chinese Language Drama and Cultural Society) 2022 production, titled 逐梦 (zhú mèng, Chasing Dreams), aimed to explore the many trials and tribulations that one may face when pursuing their goals and ambitions. 

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Raffles Chorale 2022: Across The Horizon

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Anamika Ragu (23A01A), Jason Sutio (22S06U), and Loh Zhao Hong (23S03A).

Photos courtesy of Huang Xihao (23S06S) from Raffles Photographic Society.

This concert, which was highly anticipated by a full house of attendees, was preceded by the gradual hushing of an otherwise highly active audience awaiting the performance with bated breath. The curtains swept apart to reveal a soft wash of vivid colours, strikingly reminiscent of a sunset. The lecture theatre hung in stillness as all eyes fixed onto the choristers on stage. With a flourish of a hand, the concert began.  

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