17 Feb '12, 9am

Find out more about the interesting programmes that Regent Secondary has to help its at-risk students #edsg #sgedu

Find out more about the interesting programmes that Regent Secondary has to help its at-risk students #edsg #sgedu

Regent Secondary School runs a two-month anti-smoking campaign every year. Regent Secondary School student Sean Ng used to be what some would call a "problematic" kid: he picked up smoking when he was 13 years old because of peer pressure, was defiant in school, got into trouble and was almost retained for another year in Secondary 2. It wasn't until he was recommended for the school's programme for at-risk students, the Enhanced Time Out Programme, that things took a dramatic turn. He quit smoking, became motivated in his studies and was even appointed the vice-chairperson of his Sec 3 class. Explaining what inspired the change, Sean says, "I did very badly for my Sec 2 exams and almost couldn't make it to Sec 3. I was very disappointed with myself; I was doing stupid things and got myself into a lot of trouble. Yet my teachers gave me a chance to go to Sec 3. So I decide...

Full article: http://www.schoolbag.sg/archives/2012/02/turning_around_a...

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