| Danial Norjidi |
MASIN Secondary School held a carnival on November 21, which was focussed on business and entrepreneurship, and involved students as well as local entrepreneurs displaying a variety of wares that were available for purchase at the school’s hall, its classrooms and along its corridors.
An abundance of food and beverages were widely available along with items of clothing, toys, jewellery and accessories. A number of activities were also organised to entertain visitors, such as games and a ‘Haunted Class’.
One classroom showcased various household pets, while another was used to display a variety of rabbit breeds. Even horses could be seen on the school grounds for visitors to ride while accompanied by a trainer.
The Principal of Masin Secondary School, Hj Jafri bin Hj Suhaili, said that the aim of the event was to give students exposure to entrepreneurship.
The school hopes to instil an entrepreneurial spirit among students at a young age so that they can better understand its importance, not just from books but by experiencing it themselves.
“We want the students to see for themselves what entrepreneurship is like, to give them exposure and the chance to speak to entrepreneurs with actual businesses here so that they can learn from them first hand. Hopefully through this, the students, particularly those studying accounting will be able to learn something new,” he added.
The principal further expressed his hope that parents of the students and the community would continue to support the carnival with each passing year.
Masin Secondary School has a section called Business, Art and Technology (BAT) Department, which organises the carnival annually.
The Head of the BAT Department, Dk Norlisahayati binti Pg Hj Omar, said, “We hold the event towards the end of each academic year, but it only used to feature stalls run by students and teachers. Last year, the school began inviting local vendors and granting them the opportunity to get involved. This is to show students that opening a business is an option that they can pursue a career.”