Background of the Homeschool Sports Day
2010 was the year I first organised the Homeschool Sports Day. It was a crazy idea that popped into my mind one day and I thought, “Well, why not?”
I organised it for two years, 2010 at the Sports School and 2011 at Clementi Stadium. After that, the younger brother of a homeschool parent, who was doing a sports management course at NTU, approached me and offered to organise the event for 2012. I was happy to pass it on to him because he had a ready team of fellow students to run the whole event, plus various contacts with sponsors. That student team ran the event for 3 years: 2012 at Republic Polytechnic, 2013 at SMU, and 2015 at Yio Chu Kang Stadium. Those events featured a variety of sporting activities apart from running races, such as nerf gun shooting, hockey, obstacle course.
Organisation of the Sports Day stopped after the the leader of the group graduated from NTU. Life caught up, I guess! There was one year after that when we had some discussion and tried to rope in interested parents and teens in the community to take over the organisation but it didn’t take off.
In terms of organising the Sports Day, hunting for a venue was the hardest. Nevertheless, the homeschool community spirit was at its best: Parents and teens volunteered to help with everything else from cutting cloth for competitors’ number bibs to ordering specially engraved medals. Judging from the fact that homeschool “veterans” still bring up their fond memories of the Homeschool Sports Day once in a while, I think everyone had fun!
Founder of the Homeschool Sports Day
Meet the Sports Day 2018 Team
Organiser : Angela Lim-Er
I have 4 children under 12. I enjoy running a lot. It is my dream to enable children to have as much fun with this sport as I do. Come! Join us!
I have 2 boys, 6 and 2. I love sports, nature and play. I am a health and fitness enthusiast. It’s been such a blessing to work with this group of enthusiast mums and dads.
I have 2 kids, 8 and 5. My family and I love sports and the outdoors. This will be a fun way of enjoying the sport with like-minded families.
I have 3 kids aged 11, 7 and 5. The Sports Day will be a great opportunity for the community to come together and cheer each other on.
I have 2 boys, 7 and 5. Our children will have so much fun racing and stretch their limitations. And we get to do it with a community of like-minded families.
My girls are 8 and 4. I want my kids to experience sportsmanship through friendly races. Let’s make sports more vibrant in this community!
I have 3 lovely children, 12, 9 and 7. I enjoy running and swimming. I believe sports build character and I hope to cultivate the love for sports in my children.