Friday, August 8, 2014

SHS Celebrates Nurses Day

On 6th August 2014, SHS held the annual Nurses Day cum National day celebrations at Blk K.

The event was organized by the SHS academic club, staff and student volunteers.

Before it officially started at the block K gardens, the performers were already warming up. They were practicing their items in the morning and virtually “rocking” the whole SHS!

At 3pm, on a beautiful sunny afternoon, the event officially began.

Nurses are our nation’s helpers who tend to and support patients in need. They are Singapore’s troops in hospitals! What  better way than to start this Nurses’ day cum National Day Celebrations with the singing of the National Anthem and reciting the pledge as one big community?

It was then followed by an award presentation for outstanding students from the diplomas in Nursing, Radiography, Social Science (Social Work) Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. The awards were sponsored by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore General Hospital and other organizations in the medical industry, aimed at encouraging students to achieve commendable results.

Then … It was time for some fun!

First, we had our lecturers performing their dance items for us. The audience clapped and cheered enthusiastically. Looking at how our usually very serious lecturers are able to let their hair down to perform dance items for the crowd was great fun!

Up next, was the students’ turn! Contestants for SHS’s annual fashion parade (with clothes that are made from recyclable materials) came up on stage to reveal their masterpieces.

While the judges were deciding the winners of the fashion parade, we also had nurses showcasing their talents, and witnessed a duet by two very brave students.

Soon… the results were out! These are the winners of the fashion parade (see below).
From left: Eric Tan Shih Hung (Year 2, Nursing) and Chia Pei Sin (Year 1, Dental Hygiene & Therapy) 
The event closed with a two-minute Bollywood dance performance. For this final segment, the audience could take part and some daring members of the audience even came up on stage to showcase their dance moves!

For me, it was such a great Nurses and National Day event that I can’t wait for next year’s!

By Matthew Tan Ser Yung, Diploma in Social Sciences (Social Work)

Matthew is 20 and pursuing his Diploma in Social Sciences (Social Work) at NYP. He may have suffered a traumatic brain injury in a judo competition and may have lost his hopes of becoming a judo champion,  but he has found new passion and interest in writing. He is happy to share how he feels and thinks, and hopes to encourage his readers with his writing.

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