The Guardian Academy engages thousands at Carnival in Marina Bay
The Rise and Shine Carnival recently took place at The Lawn @Marina Bay and it
was a roaring success!
Over 1,900 people turned up for the event at 8AM on a lovely Sunday morning
and by 8:30AM, The Lawn was already filled with excited children and their
The Guardian Academy set up a booth featuring talks by our very own in-house
psychologist Dr Tan Khian Seng as well as an array of sports clinics including
football, fencing and cricket.
Also gracing the occasion was Minister of State for Manpower, Dr Amy Khor, who
visited The Guardian Booth to speak to parents and kids as well as the coaches
running the various clinics.
Curious parents and eager kids flocked to our booth to witness professional
football player Aleksander Duric and former S. League Coach R.
Balasubramaniam kick start the morning with some basic football exercises and
drills. The parents also seized on the opportunity to snap pictures and to chat
about Duric’s experience as a high profile football player in Singapore.
Kids were also exposed to the sport of fencing, which was conducted by Dmitry
Ivanov from Modern Fencing Sports Club, as foam and rubber swords were used
to engage parents and children alike and to get a feel of the sport and how it is
The next item on the agenda featured the Singapore Cricket Association
providing a comprehensive basic cricket clinic as national coaches and players
interacted with excited children as they learnt how to bat and to bowl.
To cap off the event, Dr Tan, was invited on stage to speak in front of thousands
of parents about the benefits of sports for children as well as the programmes
that The Guardian Academy offers including psychometric testing and the
exposure of top coaches.