Wednesday, 29th May 2024

Wednesday, 29th May 2024

Game on at the National School Games

07 Feb 2024

As the cauldron is set ablaze, the National School Games 2024 kicks off. The stage is set for more than 65,000 student-athletes to represent their schools across 29 sports. Let’s meet some of them at the opening ceremony.

By Arielene Wee

The National School Games (NSG) 2024 kicked off on 30 January 2024, with more than 65,000 student-athletes representing their schools across 29 sports.

A new Pool and League competition format has been introduced this year, providing more playing opportunities for student-athletes. In several team sports such as badminton, football and hockey, student-athletes will play at least six matches – compared to the traditional competition format where they could be eliminated after the first round of competition. This allows teams of comparable abilities to play in the same pool, and provides a positive competitive and learning experience for participating student-athletes. 

Punggol Green Primary School’s badminton athlete Koh Jun Chen Nicholas Junior is excited about the new format. “We get more exposure, and it lets us have a more fun time during the competition with more chances to play,” says the Primary 6 student.

Game on at the National School Games_2Nicholas and his parents at the NSG Opening Ceremony.

Meanwhile, Sharifah Nur Amanina Binte Syed Mohamad Shahab from Tampines Secondary School shares that she is looking forward to playing in the NSG.

The Secondary 4 student who is Captain of her school’s B Division football girls team shares, “The NSG is a time for me and my teammates to work hard as a team, win the games and get the gold medal – that’s our goal this year.”

Game on at the National School Games_3Sharifah and her CCA teacher, Mdm Norfatihah, holding the Tampines Secondary School flag.

All the best to our student-athletes this year! For more information on the new competition format, check out

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