YSHHB students to attend conference in Singapore

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FIVE students from Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) Secondary School left for Singapore yesterday to attend the Science Technology Innovative Creativity “K”onference (STICK).

The programme – organised by Youth Ambassadors (YA), a social enterprise based in Singapore – is scheduled to be held from August 19 until 23.

STICK is an integrated conference that combines science and technology with social entrepreneurship, said the YSHHB secondary school via a press release issued yesterday.

One of the participants, Kenza Hj Harif, told The Brunei Times that they are looking forward to the science discovery workshops which will be conducted at National University of Singapore (NUS).

“I am looking forward to the 3D image printers and making crystals which we didn’t get the chance to do here,” said the Year 10 student.

She said the educational trip will enable her to mingle and learn from students from other participating countries such as Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines and Singapore.

Fellow participant Ak Mohd Aiman Darwisy Pg Abdul Rahman said he looked forward to learning more on engineering science which includes topics ranging from rocket science to building bridges.

“Also we can learn how other students study and maybe we can apply their methods (of studying) to ourselves… plus, their syllabus is different from ours,” he said.

Another participating student, Amir Zulfiqar Hj Mohammed, said that they will also lean about entrepreneurship.

“We will be learning on how to manage a business. From the trip, I hope to enhance my social skills so as to harness my ability as a leader through interaction with others,” he said.

The five-day conference includes a series of seminars by prominent experts and social entrepreneurs, educational field trips and learning workshops, as well as social enterprise conceptualisation and presentations.

Chak Hon Nee, the teacher in-charge for the trip, said that the students have done research with regards to the conference so they know what to expect as part of their preparation for the trip.

“I hope they will gain more knowledge from the trip and expose themselves with the (foreign) culture while learning about science. As a teacher myself, I am looking forward to the activities conducted there so I can also learn and apply it to my teaching,” said the science teacher at YSHHB secondary school.

Present to send the students off at the Brunei International Airport were Acting School Principal Siew Kuan Keasberry and parents and guardians of the students.

The Brunei Times