Winning choral speakers crowned

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

PENGIRAN Anak Puteri Hajah Masna Secondary School and Amo Primary School emerged as champions in their respective categories in a choral speaking competition.

The finals were held yesterday at the Ministry of Health’s Al-’Afiah Hall.

Four teams each from the secondary and primary school categories took part.

The theme of this year’s competition was ‘Healthy Lifestyle: Healthy Diet’ which was selected in conjunction with this year’s World Health Day.

The competitors were required to write a script and conduct a performance in which they had to relay messages regarding the importance of maintaining one’s health.

In his welcoming remarks, Roslin Suhailee, acting director of the co-curriculum department, said the competition – the second of its kind – is important for the young students as a way to not only express their creativity but also to assist in increasing health awareness.

“I believe that with everyone’s support, this will provide a positive impact in our efforts to improve our standards of health in Brunei Darussalam, and it will also help produce students that are skilled and creative in various fields,” said Roslin in his capacity as the competition’s chairperson.

“Through this theme, it’s hoped that it can act as a medium to disseminate knowledge to our Bruneian society, especially to our students at the primary level, to always be aware and to improve their awareness regarding the importance of taking care of their health,” he said, adding that it could lead to a healthier lifestyle.

The champions for the secondary school category, PAP Masna Secondary School, delivered their performance mostly in poetry and along to renditions of contemporary songs regarding the realities of a Bruneian diet and what an individual should actually strive for in order to attain a healthier lifestyle.

Their performance earned them a score of 91.70 per cent.

Meanwhile, Amo Primary School won over the judges with their performance entitled ‘Permakanan Sihat’ or ‘Healthy Diet’ which was delivered in Bahasa Melayu.

They earned a score of 89.43 per cent.

Present as the guest of honour was the Director General of Education, Hj Abdul Rahim Derus.

The Brunei Times