5 attend workshop for the gifted in Science in Sweden

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THREE students and two accompanying teachers are attending the 5th ASEAN+3 Teacher Workshop and Student Camp for the Gifted in Science in Nacka, Sweden.

Organised by the ASEAN+3 Centre for the Gifted in Science (ACGS), the week-long event starts today until February 1. A total of 94 participants from ASEAN and other countries including China, Korea and Sweden are expected to attend the event.

Dk Erfa Afiffah Pg Md Fazian, 14, O level student from St Andrew’s School, said that they have been preparing for the camp since last year.

“I feel so excited and nervous at the same time being able to represent Brunei in an international level event. We have been preparing since November last year as each participating country must prepare a poster and a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation on specific problems threatening the sustainable development of the sea.

“Our topic would be ‘The Ethics of the Misuse of Marine Resources’. We would be sharing the status on fisheries and sharks, and coastal tourism in Brunei,” she said.

The other two students, Gon Jing Rui, 14, and Abd Aziz Abd Rahim, 15, from Maktab Sains Paduka Seri Begawan and Sultan Husain Secondary School respectively, said that they are hoping to have a win with their presentation and gain a lot of experience along the way.

The two teachers, Hjh Aidah Lena Mawarni Mohd Noh and Yusrina Mohd Yassin, said the students were nominated by their schools to join the Gifted Students Programme under the Gifted Education Programmes and Services, Special Education Unit, Ministry of Education.

They will be attending other events at the workshop which include a special conference for teachers and a social visit to premier universities in Sweden, the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University.

The AGCS was established upon suggestion by Korean President Noh Moo Hyun at the 10th Korea-ASEAN+3 (ASEAN plus China, Japan and Korea) Summit where it aims to improve and globalise eduation for the gifted in Science and to strengthen cross-culture exchange among ASEAN+3 nations.

AGCS also provide the environment and opportunities to enable the gifted in Science to contribute towards peace, growth and development by providing training for teachers and students.

The Brunei Times