Sengkurong Primary School crowned best story-teller

|     Wani Roslan     |

SENGKURONG Primary School emerged as champion in the finals of the Manifestasi Cerita Rakyat (CERRAK) for Primary Schools Nationwide 2019’ at the Indoor Stadium of Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex yesterday.

Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit Girls Arabic Religious Secondary School (SUAMPRIPAD) came in second, followed by Amo Primary School and Selangan Primary School.

Deputy Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the Ministry of Education cum guest of honour Aliuddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman presented the trophies and certificates. The competition was organised by the Co-Curriculum Education Department, Ministry of Education through Akli Unit, in collaboration with the Language and Literature Bureau, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, in conjunction with the Brunei Book Fair 2019.

This year, 116 students from 29 schools participated. Only 16 students (from four schools) made it into the final round.

The competition aimed to expose them to story-telling and public speaking skills, foster interests in Malay language and literature, and instil nationalism spirit and values.

Students perform on stage
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the Ministry of Education Aliuddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman (2R) with the Sengkurong Primary School team. – PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR