"ACS FOREVER" Around the World

Crubox Birthday CakeThe Covid-19 virus outbreak has taken a heavy toll on businesses and economies around the world. In the schools, many activities were curtailed to minimise the risk of potential exposure and for the first time, this year’s ACSOBA Past vs Present Games and Founder’s Day Dinner were cancelled.

However, these setbacks did not deter ACSians from gathering in smaller groups to remember the founding of our beloved alma mater. It was heart-warming to see photographs and video clips on social media of ACSians all over the world remembering and giving thanks to our pioneers, past and present teachers and principals, benefactors and stakeholders of the school, and especially God for His grace, love and abundant blessings.

This year, Founder’s Day celebrations overseas included London, Auckland, Melbourne, Brisbane, Jakarta and for the first time, Sydney, Adelaide, Cambridge and Toronto. Celebrations may have taken place in other cities that we do not know about but what we are certain is that the 1st of March is always remembered by many who have passed through the portals of ACS.

Click below for a summary of how the celebrations went all over the world. Indeed, the show of solidarity speaks volumes for the ACS spirit.

~ Singapore ~ Around the Schools ~ Cambridge, UK ~ London, UK ~ Toronto, Canada
~ Adelaide, Australia ~ Brisbane, Australia ~ Melbourne, Australia ~ Sydney, Australia ~ Auckland, New Zealand
~ Jakarta, Indonesia ~ FD Go-Karting ~ FD Golf Challenge ~ FD Group Boxing ~ FD  Family Affair

 An Inter-Generational Celebration

ACSians have a knack for creativity when it comes to celebrations. We have had Paintball and golf challenges, Go-karting, and now, believe it or not, group boxing fitness workout!

This year ’s Founder ’s Day was celebrated by a group of more than 20 ACSians, age ranging from 7 to over 40 years old, at CruBox Singapore which was co-founded by Calvin Ding (ACS (Barker Road) Class of 2004) and his siblings Bebe and Valerie.

According to Suraj Upadhiah (ACJC Class of 2006) who initiated the gathering, “The goal was to create an uplifting space in a time overcast with the challenges brought about by COVID-19. We came together as an expression of gratitude for the legacy we have inherited and the future we collectively strive to create as a community”.

The unique full-body workout that choreographs authentic boxing moves to a killer playlist was led by Sabrina Sng (ACJC Class of 2012). It was an intense yet addictive workout experience, at the end of which the participants were rewarded with a beautiful ACS cake crafted by the masterful hands at Balmoral Bakery.

Founder's Day at Crubox
Founder's Day at Crubox Founder's Day at Crubox
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