Chung Ching wins science competition

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BRUNEI-MUARA

CHUNG Ching Middle School (CCMS) emerged as champion of the Sultanate’s first National Inter-School Science Powerpoint Presentation Competition 2014 yesterday.

Haarnieqa Saang Anak Chabu and Regina Mook Shi Yee did their Belait-based school proud, surpassing nine other schools in the competition themed “Cybercrime: Its impact on our Society”.

Maktab Sains Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan School (Maktab Sains), represented by Gigi Goh Jya Jye and Aiman Dato Hj Ahmad, came in close second with just a point behind the champion. Third place went to Mahad Islam School represented by Abd Qayyum Hj Isa and Muhd Danial Asyraf Abd Rani.

The fourth spot was notched by St George’s School represented by Adrian Wady Hj Suhaili and Mathan Chakkravathy. Mathan also won the best individual presenter award.

Present to handover the prizes and certificates was Deputy Permanent Secretary of Communications Mohd Riza Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yunos.

Speaking to The Brunei Times, Regina and Haarnieqa from CCMS said the win was unexpected.

“We really didn’t expect to win. Our preparation actually only started two weeks ago and we did the presentation practice yesterday,” said Haarnieqa who dreams of becoming a mechanical engineer.

The 14-year-old believed that their presentation stood out from the rest due to their animation designs.

They illustrated numerous examples of cyber crimes and ended their presentation advising the audience to “control, alternate and delete cyber crimes”.

Regina said while she was always aware of what cyber bullying was but was unsure what to do when a cyber crime occurred.

“Doing the research for the presentation helped us identify, categorise cyber crimes and learn what measures we can do to fight it,” Regina said.

The competition was held and hosted by Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School.

The Brunei Times