National Youth Achievement Award Ceremony
Woodgrovers attended the National Youth Award Ceremony 2012 on 24 Aug 2012 at Singapore Polytechnic.
All secondary two Express and Normal Academic students and secondary four CCA leaders and student leaders were involved in this event.
The objectives of this event aimed to develop and maximise the potential of young people through selfless community service, challenges of adventure, skills development and physical recreation so that they may be exceptional individuals who can contribute effectively to the society and the nation.
In 2011, 249 secondary two students from Woodgrove Secondary School were awarded the NYAA Bronze award and 110 secondary 3 students were awarded the NYAA Silver award. Tan Yong Huay from class 5N1 represented the NYAA Silver awardees in receiving the NYAA Silver award and Soh Yi Bin from class 3E1 represented the NYAA Bronze awardees to receive the NYAA award from the Guest Of Honour, Mdm Halimah Yacob, Minister of State, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.
Tan Yong Huay 5N1 & Soh Yi Bin 3E1 having their photograph taken with the NYAA Award Ceremony Guest of Honour, Mdm Halimah Yacob
Tan Yong Huay 5N1 received the NYAA Silver Award certificate from Mdm Halimah Yacob
To achieve the award, the students had to undergo a rigorous programme, six months for Bronze awardees and twelve months for Silver awardees. Students had to complete the following sections of the programme:
2) Adventurous Journey
4) Physical Recreation
Students involved in this programme needed to exercise a great level of commitment and determination in order to receive these coveted awards.
Upon completion of the programme, many students have gained invaluable real-world experiences which they can apply in daily lives and in their future aspirations.