Sowing seeds to boost students’ creativity

|     Aziz Idris     |

OVER 30 students attended Seeds10 registration at Katok Secondary School on Saturday.

The event was organised by Seeds Brunei as part of its annual programme. The organisation celebrates its 10-year anniversary with the theme ‘A Decade of Growth’ this year.

Since its inception, Seeds Brunei has produced a number of musicals that include Oliver! The Musical, Into the Woods, SEEDS’ Wicked Witch and last year’s The Corny Collins Show based on the popular musical Hairspray.

Chairperson of Seeds Hill Zaini in his opening speech said this year’s programmes are hoped to produce “the creative and informed visionaries who will be the reason for the instigation of a more creatively inclined Brunei”.

The registration was aimed to introduce new students to Seeds Brunei, and informed parents and registered students about the many creative programmes that have been planned for this year.

All smiles for the participants at the Seeds10 registration event. – SEEDS BRUNEI

The event was also hoped to have students gain knowledge and experience in basic theatre skills like performing on stage as well as the creative (props, costume, makeup and hair) and technical aspects (sound and stage lighting) of theatre, among others. Seeds Brunei is an organisation introduced in 2008 and one of its main aims is to give students educational and fun activities during the school holidays.

Supported by the Department of Schools, Ministry of Education, Seeds Brunei also aims to improve students’ confidence, their use of the English Language, their communication skills and creativity.

Hill Zaini said, “Seeds Brunei also gives the students the platform to discover their true identities as unique individuals. Here, they are required to express themselves and communicate.

“The students will meet other students like them who share similar interests and continue on to become the strongest of allies outside the confines of these walls.”

Membership for students is free and is still open to 14 to 20-year-olds studying in government secondary schools, colleges and institutions. Teacher volunteers are also welcomed.

A number of creative workshops will be conducted in April. These are organised to help students nurture their talents in practical ways.