The Trailers (Edmund Tan: sits right)
Rayman School in what used to be called Rayman Avenue, off Towner Road which today is Whampoa Drive. (Towner Road still exists today, but the section from Balestier Road to under the CTE is now Whampoa Drive).
Our teacher in Primary 3B (1956) was a Ms Alice Tan, the teacher in charge of Girl Guides. After the three exams, she would gather her Guides in our class to practise songs. Naughty boys like Edmund and me would imitate them, and change some of the words to the songs to make them sound funny.
Recently after visiting the FOY (Friends of Yesterday) website, I met an old friend, who told me that Edmund Tan is one his cousins, but have lost contact with him ever since Edmund went overseas. If he has been working in Singapore perhaps my friend doesn't know that.
"Bullying In Singapore Schools Today:
Results showed that approximately 1 in 5 primary school students surveyed was a victim of bullying, defined as any action apparently intended to victimise and repeated at least twice every single month over a span of one school year.
Bullies and their victims tended to be of the same gender, the same ethnic group, and in the same class at school. However, more bullies and victims were boys than girls, and there was the greater tendency for boys to bully girls than for girls to bully boys.
Benny Koh warns, Don't Laugh You'll Cry with the Trailers: 1960's
Students of any ethnicity were equally likely to be bullied. Similar proportions of children reported being bullied at each primary level - A Survey of Bullying in Singapore Primary Schools (2007)."
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