On Wednesday November 11th, 26 girls and accompanying
staff from the Singapore Chinese Girls School (SCGS) visited Radley.
The girls were from the equivalent of Year 10 (Removes) and thirty of our
Removes were given specific roles as hosts, aided by four College Prefects,
who gave the girls a tour of the campus. As well as experiencing classes in our
English, Maths, Modern Languages and Science Departments, the girls joined some
of our boys at lunch and sampled the Coffee Shop atmosphere.
After the day's lessons the Coffee Shop was the venue
for around 40 Radleians to hear excellent short presentations by
the SCGS girls on the history, education system and food of Singapore, as well
as Singlish. The Q & A session which followed this proved to be
an excellent forum for the pupils of each school to quiz each other about the
qualities and priorities of their respective institutions.
A very fitting conclusion to the day was to see the SCGS
girls amongst the audience for the film and talk about Arnhem, by Peter
Clarke, one of the Arnhem veterans. This was a most enjoyable visit and one of
great mutual benefit.