As RI celebrates its 200th anniversary, we often forget that some of our CCAs have histories that date back just as long. Let’s take a look at the early beginnings of some of these CCAs, and learn more about how they were started and how their activities have changed over time. Besides that, read on to learn about a very unique CCA that was formed in 1965.
From controversial takes on school culture, to social experiments on the unsuspecting student population, Raffles Press has certainly had a colourful history since its foundation in 2012. As we celebrate the illustrious legacy of Raffles Institution, we are inclined to look back at our very own CCA’s background as well!
Press has been around for a decade, with its members conscientiously reporting on school events and giving their (sometimes) unsolicited opinions about every matter from Raja block to the Raffles Bust.
Not much introduction is needed for this beloved character in our school lives—watch the full video below to find out more about our school cat, Teddy, and hear what his caretakers and other students have to say about his role in our community.
“How do you pronounce PCME? Like, if HELM is pronounced HEL-M then is PCME pronounced PICK-ME? Also, what does PICK ME actually mean?” asked Physics teacher Mr Harapan Ong, in a commendable attempt to relate the established with the new and trendy.
Such an attitude is certainly worth extending to our school’s 200-year-old history. In particular, we shine a spotlight on how some of the A-Level subjects offered today have changed to fit our current times and to prepare students for the future. Digging deeper into the stories of these subjects, we piece together what it really means to be honouring the past by inspiring the future.