I just don't see whats so difficult to just ask the students to turn up at the venue and let the large volume of them be 'soaked up' by the public transport system.
But some may take bus, some may take train, some may take taxi.. I guess it depends on whether one thinks that the school should bother to make arrangements for what is deemed to be a school event.
They are old enough to jalan Orchard Rd, they sure can make it to the stadium.
Those who want to take school transport, the school can also provide some with chartered bus catered for those opting in.
All in all, no need to be so special to me.
Save all the justfication and arguments that's happening now.
Anything happen to any student whilst travelling to stadium, the school has to be responsible.
That's why the school has to arrange transportation and ensure every student attends.
I don't know how nerdy u were when u were a student, but if the school allows the students own time own target to arrive for the sport event, there will be some who will play truant and go somewhere else.
And if something happens to any student, who going to answer?
Where they go after school and outside of school control, is their own business. So be it they can jalan orchard road or not, or if some cannot even jalan to the ntuc opposite their house, is not the key point. The main thing is that as long as they are under the school's care, they are supposed to be sent to their destination by the means of chartered transport.
But yeah, i think you've really said most of what i would have said.
Certainly primary school students can make it to say Science Centre themselves etc. Ability is not an issue or concern here.
Perhaps it's not a common scenario to have the whole school supporting a sporting event. That is true.
Steady. What money, power and influence can get you.
Its not about elite or not. Any school or company can charter the trains so long as the price is right and all public safety and services are not affected.
Is is because some parents of other schools are jealous? Nothing to be jealous.
SMRT didn't say that they only do it for ACS (I). they are open to anyone.
If there are established guidlelines to this train chartering, then let SMRT run the show.
What does LTA want? Money?
I was not from your generation then. I walked to school when I was pri 1.
But my tolerance is more than some folks as can be seen from the response here.
Perhaps nowadays its mandatory to care more.
But secondary school students.
I do think they are well able to be more independent.
Its not as stiff a scenario as many here are putting it anyway.
Take own transport, or opt to take the school one (and book number of buses accordingly).
So those parents who are concerned or children too young, they opt for transport.
Those who are comfortable with giving their child more independence, or driving them there, etc will/can opt for the former.
Attendance taking takes care of late comers (as has been so since police wear bemudas).
'Something' can happen any time.
Just like the general public making this fuss over the whole incident
and +1 to ACS for taking the initiative to take a fricking train and LEADING the way for other schools in future (some with MRTs at their school doorsteps) (its a pretty sweaty uphill walk from ACSI to the Singapore Poly station)
Or would some of you feel better if their chauffers drove them in German comfort to the game instead so that the elite image can be preserved for future taunting ? See? End of this 'elitist' debate
Last edited by ed9119; 1st September 2014 at 11:49 PM.
shaddap and just shoot .... up close