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Students make a mark at regional science programme

Azlan Othman

A group of students – Muhammad Darwish bin Mohammad Azalmey from Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College, Mahfuzah Wadi’ah binti Mahwadi from Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Secondary School, Muhammad Haris Bazly bin Romi Irwin from Jerudong International School (JIS) and Nur Farisah Insan binti Haji Ansamawi from International School Brunei (ISB) – won bronze at the 11th Online ASEAN+3 Student Camp for the Gifted in Science recently with a project titled ‘Introduction to Anthocyanins’.

The students were guided by Nurul Faizah binti Ya’akub from Berakas Secondary School who also participated in the 13th Online ASEAN+3 Teacher Workshop for the Gifted in Science. The Ministry of Education (MoE) through the Centre for the Development of Gifted and Talented Education (EDGE) coordinated the participation of four Year 10 students to represent the Sultanate in the 11th Online ASEAN+3 Student Camp for the Gifted in Science.

The 11th Online ASEAN+3 Student Camp for the Gifted in Science and The 13th Online ASEAN+3 Teacher Workshop for the Gifted in Science are run by the ASEAN+3 Centre for the Gifted in Science (ACGS) organised by Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT and the Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity (KOFAC), supported by Korea’s Society of International Gifted in Science and the ASEAN Secretariat. The programmes were held on January 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 online.

The 11th Online ASEAN+3 Student Camp for the Gifted in Science themed ‘Science, Treasure Hunting Game’ also provided an opportunity for students to attend lectures online and engage in discussions delivered by academics from Korea. Meanwhile, the 13th Online ASEAN+3 Teacher Workshop for the Gifted in Science themed ‘Strengthen Teacher Competency for Online Class – With COVID-19 Era – Class Transition to Online Learning’ allowed teachers to discuss, share and get new ideas on online educational content. Nurul Faizah presented on ‘Online Learning during COVID-19’ during the joint session.

Two hundred and sixty-two students and 52 teachers from Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Korea and Sweden participated in the programme.

Students work on their project for the competition. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN
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