It is a truth universally acknowledged, that the only fashionable way to be seen on Children’s Day is to be clad in old school uniforms.
Bursting through the arteries of the law campus on 1st October were kids, or (who are we kidding), ostensibly full-grown adults pretending to be kids frolicking in all variety of JC and Secondary School uniforms with a myriad of colours no less than 50 shades (including the grey).
It was the only day that validated all sorts of excuses: to relive the lost glamour of old school uniforms, to embrace the precious memories of our childhood, to camwhore with fellow ex-schoolmates as a show of school pride and solidarity, to remind ourselves that our youth is still surging in our bloodstreams and maybe… even for uniform fetishists to embrace their guilty pleasure without anyone blowing their covers. If you know what I mean…
Graced (and glazed) by the presence of Krispy Kreme crew with boxes of over 500 free delectable donuts to go around, it was no wonder that we saw hordes of hungry people queuing up to fulfill their cravings.
Also to the delight of those with sweet-tooths, there were plenty of childhood tidbits, ice cream, KOI bubble tea that sold off very fast. Indeed, it was good value for money, as the proceeds would go to the Children’s Cancer Foundation (Singapore).
Putting the F-U-N in fundraising, there were also games that weren’t as easy as they looked. Nonetheless, many took up the challenge of beating the high score.
A humbling message was driven home: that we should spare a thought for those that are left at the fringes of our society, even as we are having a ball of a time. In the grand scheme of things, it reminds us of our place in society and the means by which we can contribute to assist them to live a dignified life.
Of course, what’s the fun of wearing uniforms without capturing the whimsical moments? With candid props, many students unabashedly captured their only chance to be silly.
To top it off, the campus was soaked in the smooth tunes and jazzy melodies owing to the musical talents of Elias Arun (Saxophone), Jing En (Guitar) and Liang Jun (Cajon).
Eventually, everything lapsed back to normalcy as the fundraising concluded. The tapestries of colours gradually faded away along with the melodies. The charitable cause was a meaningful call to remind us of the spirit of our youth. It is this spirit that gave new meaning and a renewed purpose to the children in the Children’s Cancer Foundation.
Article by: Fikri Yeong Iskandar (Year 1)
Photography by: Douglas Leow, Leung Liwen, Choong Jia Shun (Year 1s)