Singapore Olympic Academy Youth Session 2008: Huh what? I’ve only heard of the police academy.

Yes, Singapore has an Olympic Academy. So what exactly did 310 secondary school students do at the Youth Session from 3-5 November?

They learned how to cheer. How hard is that? Well, it is actually a skill to come up with a catchy cheer. Try creating a cheer and all you might get is a sore throat.

They also had a chit-chat session with our very own Singaporean Olympians and Paralympians on the first night.

One question I overheard during the chatting session was a student asking an Olympian: “Did you drown?” The ex-national water polo player, replied: “Of course not. I’m still here!” It was quite funny hearing the old and young connect.

William Oh

Photo: William Oh

View full flickr set of the camp. (100 photos)

Want to know who was a hit during the camp? Nope it wasn’t the suave Mark Richmond who visited the campers. It was our local hero, C. Kunanlan, who stayed throughout the camp. Cheers to a man who gives back to the sport!