2019 Youth Day Celebrations @ SST on 5 July 2019

2019 Youth Day @ SST: ‘Dress and Pledge’ and Inter-house Recycled Wearable Art Challenge 
Information for Students

Youth Day is a national holiday dedicated to the youth. In Singapore, we celebrate youth day on the first Sunday of July every year.
This year, we are commemorating Youth Day in SST on 5 July 2019 (Friday). Lessons will take place as usual along with 2 key events: (1) Dress and Pledge and (2) the Inter-House Recycled Wearable Art Challenge.

Programme
7:40 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (Morning Assembly @ ISH)
Youth Day Message and Appeal 

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Lessons as per usual. 

12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. (Friday Assembly @ MPH)
Introduction by Emcees
Inter-house Recycled Wearable Art Challenge 
Announcement of Winners
Closing by Emcees

Dress and Pledge
This coming Youth Day (This Friday 5 July 2019), we invite all students to be involved in ‘Dress and Pledge’.

Dress
You are allowed to come to school either in school uniform or home clothes in house colours. If you are wearing home clothes, you are encouraged to be creative and include a recycled wearable art item in the form of a self-made accessory like a mask or a hat that represent your house values as part of your outfit. Alternatively, you may also come to school attired in your school uniform as per usual.

Attire Guidelines
  • Attire should still adhere to the fundamental philosophy of SST Student Code of Conduct and uphold the dignity of the SST student. 
  • Hence, revealing clothes and clothes with objectionable text/prints should not be worn.
  • Students are required to wear covered shoes. 
  • Please remember that the usual rules of decency and apply in the choice of your outfit.
  • Please note that for S&W lessons, you will have to change into appropriate S&W attire. 
Pledge
While we have fun and laughter on Youth Day, we also remember those who are less fortunate.
Hence, it is also a day in which we pledge a portion of our pocket money for charity.
Do remember to bring along the money which you would like to contribute to the Youth Day appeal.
This year the amount collected for the Youth Day appeal will be donated to the Community Chest.
Your contribution will be collected during the morning assembly period.
2019 Inter-House Recycled Wearable Art Challenge 
We will also run the 2019 Inter-House Recycled Wearable Art Challenge on the same day during the Assembly at 12 noon. We will like to challenge each house to create a piece of wearable art item that reflects the house values. Each house will be given up to 3 minutes to present a story in which the wearable art item is used as the main prop. The storyline should also reflect the values of the house and can be based on an original idea or adapted from a fairy tale, legend, myth or cultural tale.  

Requirements:
  • The wearable art item can be part or whole outfit or an accessory to an outfit e.g. a shirt or a hat or bag to match an outfit. 
  • The materials should be 100% recycled (with the exception of binding elements e.g. threads, sticky tape, staples, glue, cable ties).
  • If you use blue tack or strings, please limit yourself to pre-used blue tack or strings instead of buying new ones.
  • For clarity, using new coloured paper, post-it note pads, masking tape, cardboard/vanguard sheets, glitter, plastic sheets or anything else that is new is NOT recycling.
  • Colour markers, spray paint, acrylic paint, buttons, feathers, rings and other embellishments are all allowed but please do not buy new ones. 

Judging Criteria
The presentation for each house will be judged based on the following criteria

1. Innovative use of recycled materials in the making of the wearable art piece
2. House values clearly weaved into the storyline narrated
3. Wearable art piece creatively included as the main focus in the storyline
4. The overall aesthetic quality of the wearable art piece


Extra Bonus!
We are also looking out for 3 to 5 best student outfits from the audience on that day.  
If you have been spotted by our judges, you will have a chance to earn extra points for your house! :)

Be ready to support your houses with the loudest of cheers! :)