Sayyidina Abu Bakar Secondary School (SMSAB) did the school proud as the host of the Light of Art competition when its participating student won the top place for the secondary schools category and the president MSU trophy.
Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Alam Secondary School was placed second, while Berakas Secondary School came in third.
In the sixth form centre (PTE) category, PTE Sengkurong took first spot followed by PTE Tutong and Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College (MSPSBS).
The announcement and prize presentation ceremony were held at the host school’s hall yesterday.
Hajah Kamsiah binti Haji Md Yussof, as the personal representative of the Acting Director of Schools Dr Sheikh Lukman bin Sheikh Abdul Hamid, was the guest of honour.
A programme marking the third collaboration between SMSAB and Management and Science University Malaysia (MSU) under the Counselling Unit, Student Affairs Section, Department of Schools, Ministry of Education, the programme serves to increase students’ motivation, spirit and performance in Art and Design subject through fun activities.
It also serves as one of the school counsellor approaches in providing services and support to students particularly related to guidance and counselling services component at schools, namely personality development, academic development and social issues awareness education.
The competition is set with the objectives to raise students’ awareness and skills on the talent, potential and creativity in the form of arts, raise the students’ spirit to work harder in the field of academic, particularly in the field of arts, and strengthen knowledge, understanding and skills of arts in learning. It also aims to provide exposure to students on creative learning through arts in the Industrial Revolution 4.0, establish the ‘soft skill’ element of high thinking skills among the students and to make the competition a platform to strengthen interaction and ties among the students and supervising teachers from participating schools.
The competition is also set to train students in the field of research related to the theme of the competition through reliable sources, train students to be more confident, responsible, practice self-reflection, innovative and active towards learning and increase their motivation to pursue their studies at higher learning institution in Arts.
Themed ‘Banking Career and Islamic Finance’, the competition was held on August 17-18 and saw the participation of 14 schools.
In the secondary schools (SM) category, participating schools were SM Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Alam, SM Lambak Kiri, SM Berakas, SM Sultan Sharif Ali, SMSAB, SM Pengiran Isteri Hajjah Mariam Serasa, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha, SM Sayyidina Umar Al-Khattab, SM Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja, SM Rimba and SM Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Masna as well as MSPSBS, Anthony Abell College and Raja Isteri Girls High School.
PTE Belait, PTETutong and PTE Sengkurong as well as MSPSBS participated in the sixth form centre category.