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Students bond with elderly residents over a pot of soup

Woodlands Secondary students and some of the elderly residents who live near the school. Unlike other Share a Pot programmes in Singapore, the one in Woodlands is entirely led and run by the students. Student Rainey Kee lives in the same block as som
Woodlands Secondary students and some of the elderly residents who live near the school. Unlike other Share a Pot programmes in Singapore, the one in Woodlands is entirely led and run by the students. ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI
Woodlands Secondary students and some of the elderly residents who live near the school. Unlike other Share a Pot programmes in Singapore, the one in Woodlands is entirely led and run by the students. Student Rainey Kee lives in the same block as som
Student Rainey Kee lives in the same block as some of the participants. On why the students chose traditional games for the seniors to play, she said: "We wanted them to remember some of their childhood memories and be carefree."ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

In fast-paced Singapore, there are those in need - and those who go out of their way to meet those needs. This is part of a series on noteworthy causes The Straits Times is spotlighting.

"One, two, three... bend forward," a bunch of students yell in unison at a group of seniors.

The elderly members of an exercise group do as they are told, stretching their sore and stiff backs. The students holler another set of instructions and the group again follows.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 16, 2018, with the headline 'Students bond with elderly residents over a pot of soup'. Print Edition | Subscribe