Kit Chan Sang ‘Home’ As Tribute To Raffles Girls’ School During RGS 140 Homecoming
Schools are often considered a second home because it’s where we spent the most of our formative years in.
So, having to bid farewell to a place you hold dear is understandably an emotional moment.
This was the case for Singaporean girls of Raffles Girls’ School (RGS). The institution will be moving from its current Anderson Road campus to Braddell Road in 2 months’ time, reports CNA.
Last Saturday (17 Aug), more than 5,000 alumni, recent graduates, and students attended grand farewell, called RGS 140 Homecoming, to their 60-year-old campus.
Raffles Girls’ School Anderson Road campus
Kit Chan’s ‘Home’ touches hearts at RGS 140 Homecoming
A notable moment of the homecoming, was when famous RGS alumni Kit Chan injected a sense of belonging and nostalgia with her performance of iconic NDP song ‘Home’.
Here is the video.
Using the song, Ms Chan captured her memories and sentiments of how RGS was like a home to her, as well as to other students and alumni.
The video also captured a heartwarming scene when everyone sang along to the lyrics:
This is home truly, where I know I must be,
Where my dreams wait for me, where the river always flows.
This is home surely, as my senses tell me,
This is where I won’t be alone, for this is where I know it’s home.
We can imagine many RGS girls recollecting their years spent at the campus, and how it was like a home to them, when listening to Ms Chan’s performance.
Looking forward to new beginnings
In CNA’s video feature of RGS 140 Homecoming, many alumni were seen at the event, some of whom were already in their golden years.
Not all farewells are sad. Former principal and alumna Madam Carmee Lim told CNA,
We believe that buildings are important but not everything. It’s the people, spirit, teachers, and students that bring up the special feature of RGS.
Similarly, another alumna Madam Lee Twe Jeog shared,
I feel a tad sad but at the same time, I look forward to our new beginning.
RGS truly a home to many girls
Looking at how over 5,000 students and alumni made time to gather for RGS’ final homecoming, it speaks volumes of the impact this school has had in their students’ lives.
Following the change in location, we hope RGS will continue to preserve their illustrious legacy, and being a home for future generations of Singaporean girls.
If you have any memories to share as an old RGS girl, feel free to tell us in the comments below.
Featured image adapted from YouTube.
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