SINGAPORE: The Methodist Girls’ School raised S$1.2 million from its 125th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday.
The money, raised through table sales and outright donations, will be used to build an integrated sports complex.
It will comprise an indoor sports hall and a swimming pool.
The school hopes students can acquire basic aquatic skills and participate in a variety of sports programmes for their well—being.
The dinner at the Ritz Carlton Hotel also featured performances by the school’s alumnae.
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, accompanied by his wife, graced the occasion.
In his speech, Mr Heng said: "Through sports and other CCA activities, and through their reflections, students learn the value of perseverance and hard work. Often, it is this learning that is as important as academic studies in preparing them for life."
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