A collaboration between Ashrael, Riti and Valerie (1AA1) and Joshua Kok (1SA5)
Fun-o-Rama is a familiar experience for any ACJC student, past or present. In the days leading up to the famous biannual event, which is dear to the hearts of the ACS family, we have seen our students and staff go through an entire spectrum of emotions and experiences: from panic and mayhem to joy and laughter.
But amongst the chaos and anticipation, 24th March, the day of the 24th Fun-O-Rama finally came!
At last, the day many had been looking forward to had arrived!
It was a mad rush in the morning, as students were seen lugging soft toys, and decorations to school. Parents could be spotted trying to help out as well. It was heartwarming to see students putting their best foot forward in order to make this Fun-O-Rama memorable!
And now it has officially begun! Fun-O-Rama XXIV is underway!
Performances by our very own ACSian Theatre!
Loud music, from current chart-topping pop singles to the nostalgic melodies of our childhood could be heard all around, between cheers and laughter as old friends reunited and families built new memories together. Truly, it was a day of nostalgia and reminiscence as ACJC alumni came back to the very compound that once had them oversee their own making of the Fun-o-Rama.
Students eager for the event to begin!
A funfair cannot go without a water-dunking experience!
Students went all out! Fun-O-Rama XXIV was bursting with colours and costumes!
Stalls featured a variety food and games allowing each and everyone to find something they enjoy. Each stall was carefully decorated, in order to grab the attention of the mingling crowd. A resounding theme could be found in every stall!
Youths and children of all ages coming together to enjoy a classic game of Laser Tag!
Soulful music by our own ACSians accompanied the lively atmosphere of the fair.
Parent volunteers could be seen helping out!
An inclusive event! Fun-O-Rama involved people from all walks of life.
Games like the Bubble Soccer could also be seen!
Students were also not afraid when it came to doing work!
Attractive sign boards handmade by our students!
ACSian theatre offering their very own face-painting business.
One of their first customers!
Each class put in a lot of effort to come up with eye-catching banners for their stalls!
There were also some interesting stall names…
The games were catered not only for adults but for young children as well!
Alas, rain midway in the afternoon! But even so, Fun-O-Rama continued and people were reluctant to leave.
Unexpectedly, there was a shower of rain midway through the event, sending crowds hurrying indoors for shelter. Even though their clothes might have been dampened, the same cannot be said for their spirits! During the rain, many were seen flocking to the stalls in the shelter to grab some grub. As a student, it was heartening to see people retain their optimism and cheer despite the weather. The instant the skies cleared, stalls outside resumed business as usual, to the delight of many.
Many were munching on the delicious food provided by our students!
Despite the busyness, students remembered to enjoy themselves and have fun!
Dr Shirleen Chee in high spirits…
Even as the day drew close to its end, the energy remained high.
“After wearing a suit of a mascot, I have gained a new found respect for anyone who has to dress up in such a suit” – The man behind the mascot
As the sky began to darken, and the end of Fun-O-Rama drew near, people could still be seen singing at the top of their lungs to their favourite hits, or crowding alongside the food stalls to have one last taste of their favourite foods.
A day of reunion! Fun-O-Rama was a time for old ACSians to reunite with their teachers and a time for current ACSians to meet their friends and family as well!
From planning to preparation to execution, Fun-O-Rama has certainly been an exhilarating experience for many. To be able to witness people from all walks of life embrace their inner child in joyous reconnection is one of the few experiences that will stay with a person for a long time. Even though Fun-O-Rama XXIV has already come to a close, let it be known to the world that THE BEST IS YET TO BE! Onward to Fun-O-Rama XXV!
Photo credits: Caleb Thein (1MD2), Adam Choo (1MD5), Xuan Ming (2MD4)