Have been tracking news of my alma mater’s impending move in the local press. Read this article by Matthias Chew in the Straits Times last month, and was greatly amused by the time I reached the end of the article……
Current and former students told The Straits Times that being separated only by an overhead bridge would help the two schools to develop a closer relationship.
Fifteen-year-old Samantha Yeo, who is in Secondary 3, said: “It will be really good because it will help the Raffles family have a stronger bond.”
But closer bonds may also be forged in a different way.
The walkway separating another pair of twinned single-sex schools in Bukit Timah Road has been dubbed the “Love Bridge” by youngsters.
And one former Raffles Girls’ School student thinks that something similar might happen in Braddell.
Undergraduate Miranda Yeo, 19, said: “Nanyang Girls’ High School and Hwa Chong Institution have a bridge of love, so Raffles Institution and Raffles Girls’ School might have one too.”
Preparing new site for school will cost MOE $25m, the Straits Times, 28 August 2012, page A3