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DAS Student Alumni group kicked off their inaugural event by participating in Singapore's Lion Dash at the Tampines Bike Park on Saturday, 3 November 2012. Alumni and staff sweated it out by not only completing an extreme 5km mud trail but also jumped, climbed, crawled, and ran through various obstacles along the way. Not only were the participants' stamina tested, they also ha their strength, agility and determination challenged. When the alumni toughed out in this event, it also brought the alumni closer as the DAS team emerged victorious in the corporate team category.

DAS alumnus Teo Heng Soon commented “It was a fun day for me and was nothing that I expected. I experienced an endless 5km run and obstacle course and enjoyed interacting with many people I didn’t know. If there is another DAS alumni event, I will be first to sign up!”

DAS alumnus Elvin Siew added “It was an unexpected day and didn’t realise it was so much fun. I made a lot of new friends. Along the way, friendships were tightened as we encouraged each other to persevere. It was a wonderful event to kick off the DAS alumni group. Had a great experience and look forward to future events.”

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After the trail, alumni and staff enjoyed interacting over pizza. Centre Manager for Queenstown, Kenny Goh who also oversaw the efforts for the DAS Alumni Group shared his thoughts “It looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. The feedback from the alumni were that they would like to participate in future events. It was a successful inaugural event and we look forward to future events.”

Centre Manager for Ang Mo Kio, Carine Wong who also assisted with the coordination efforts of the DAS Alumni Group echoed “It is inspiring to watch each participant overcome the mud obstacles as they have 'overcame' their learning differences. The alumni were very enthusiastic and offered suggestions for future events. This first inaugural event has been a success!”

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Upon reflection from his participation in the Lion Dash, alumnus Sebastian Tan had these final words “Being weak is not an excuse to be lazy, determination is the only path to success.”

The DAS Alumni Student Group thanks Manhattan Pizza for providing the food at the event and the organisers of the Lions Dash for providing our team with a special registration rate.

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To become involved or for more information on the DAS Alumni Group, please contact:

Carine Wong

Ang Mo Kio Centre Manager at 6451-5582

Kenny Goh

Queenstown Centre Manager at 6475-9535 or visit

www.facebook.com/DasStudentAlumni