Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Petrosains ACTology - Grand Finale

Adlan & team won 3rd Prize in the Petrosains ACTology Competition Grand Finale!! Yaaayy!! They won for their school a Science project by Petrosains and a multimedia set; & for the team a 4 days/3 nights educational tour package within Malaysia! Congratulations!!!

The day started very early for us this morning (left home by 6.10 am - the challenge was to wake Anas up!) as we didn't want to miss the event in MATIC, Kuala Lumpur. Hakim, Adlina & Anas were given special permission by the kay-poh mum to skip school for the day (ahem, note to class teachers will follow..). When we reached the venue, I was relieved to find that we were not the only kay-poh parents in the auditorium (should set up the National Kay-Poh Parents Club - won't be short of members. Seriously!). Some came all the way from Penang & even Sabah! 

5 schools were competing: from Penang, Kelantan, Sabah, Sarawak & of course, Malacca. All the teams put up a remarkable show! Adlan's team was fabulous in their drama called "A Night in the Science Centre". All of them did so well, I was really really proud of them! Well Done to Adlan & team! Thanks to Puan Mak & Ms Shik for their guidance!

A special poster for St David High School

But the 1st Prize winners from SMK Hamid Khan Penang stole the show!! They were so funny (Great script! Kudos to the teachers!) & the actors were fantastic! They truly deserved to win! Congratulations!

Adlan & team won 3rd Prize!

Group pix with the 1st Prize winners 
(1st prize winners are going to Hong Kong!)

As a participant in the Petrosains ACTology National Science Theater Competition, Adlan has learned so much more than mere acting. He learned to think creatively, he learned the skills of planning, coordination and project management, he experienced the importance of teamwork, he conquered his fear of standing and speaking in front of a crowd and he learned to become more responsible - not just to himself, but also to others. All these are invaluable skills and experiences. Thanks so much to Petrosains for the exposure (the free educational trip is a plus of course)! :-)

I would like to end by quoting a part of the speech by the CEO of Petrosains, a quote by a Chinese philosopher, Lao Tze -

"Tell me and I will listen,
Show me and I will see,
Let me experience, and I will learn"  

There are just too many lessons that we must learn outside the classroom. The lessons we learn from experience are the most powerful. I truly believe this.


caramel said...

Take time to THINK its the source of power;
Take time to READ its the foundation of wisdom;
Take time to be QUIET, its the opportunity to seek GOD;
Take time to DREAM, its what the future is made of
Take time to PRAY, its the greatest power on earth.

Morning...CONGRATULATIONS TO ADLAN and to you..dah jadi satu kerje pulak i ni...pagi pagi even before buka email office buka blog u dulu.......i teringin nak makan that DURIAN FRITTERS....yummi

Adillah A Nordin said...

Good morning Caramel!
Wow! Great quote! Must remember that one!

Thanks from the oh-so-proud mother! :-) I was thinking, nasib baik jugak Adlan tak dapat 1st prize - the winners dapat free trip to Hong Kong tau! Sure I tak tidur 3 hari 3 malam kalau he goes off to Hong Kong! (Entah2 ke ikut masuk dalam luggage!)

Anyway, you balik Melaka nanti we go makan durian fritters ok.

hasANah haLim said...

Congrats to Adlan & his team (*again.hehe)

Well kalolh Adlan dpt ke Hong Kong, ape kate Danau buat trip ke sana plak temankan Adlan? **hehehe..**

Adillah A Nordin said...

Thanks Hasanah!
Tu lah, nasib baik Adlan tak dapat pergi Hong Kong.. heehee.. :-)

ms hart said...

Yayyyyy!!!!! Congrats Adlan and team, from one reeeeeeally kaypoh aunty!! But Adlan's mum shall forever remain as the kaypohs president ok?! tee-hee...

Adillah A Nordin said...

Thanks Tati!
Mana boleh I jadi president, masih belum layak! Ms Hart lagi layak jadi President Kay-Poh Parents Club sebab Hari Sukan kat pre-school anak pun dia yang organize kan! Mana boleh lawan?


Jasmin said...

Hi K.Dilla,
Congratulations! You must be proud of Adlan. They did it again, huh?

Thanks for the support from all of us at Petrosains.

Take care!

Adillah A Nordin said...

Hi Jasmin!

Thank you so much for taking time to drop in my Blog! Yes, we are so proud of Adlan!
Kudos to Petrosains for organizing such a GREAT event! You are in a team of very creative people! We really enjoyed the whole event yesterday! It was so much fun & the best thing is this: Everyone was also learning about Science at the same time (including my kids!)!
Thanks, Petrosains!

xXxNuRuLxXxNaSyiRaXxX said...

Dear Alang, sorry I haven't been dropping by. My life is realllyy hectic!

Anyway, congrats to Adlan!


P/S:I really need an advice on whether to take Civil or Syariah. Thanks!

Adillah A Nordin said...

Hi Ngah! Nearly missed ur comment.
I never studied Syariah, so I wouldn't know how the subject is. However, what I advice is you must do Civil & you could have Syariah as an option.

TC, Alang