SJI Junior student trying his hand at a station game.
What better way to honour the saints than to get everyone dressed up as one of the holy people to mark All Saints Day.
This was the inspiration behind St Joseph’s Institution Junior’s Super Saints’ Party carnival held on Nov 1 at the school.
The game stations at the carnival were themed after 10 saints – St John Baptist De La Salle, the school’s founder, and nine other saints after which the school’s classes are named after.
They are Sts Michael, Stephen, Anthony, Luke, Joseph, Gabriel, Raphael, Patrick and Francis Xavier.
At each station the focus was on the trait of its patron saint. At St Michael’s station, for example, students used swords to stab a serpent (balloon snake) and they had to walk across a balance beam to throw the serpent into a fiery furnace (basket). At St Joseph’s station, students were asked to build structures out of magnetic building blocks.
Throughout the carnival, parents and teachers, who were dressed up as various saints, engaged the students by sharing interesting facts about saints. Mr Timothy Goh, the principal, made a special guest appearance dressed as St Michael, which created a stir amongst the students.
The carnival was followed by a Mass and skit which focused on saints and their patronage as well as their roles as intercessors.
Students, teachers, parents and principal, Mr Timothy Goh (front row in blue), dressed up as saints.