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!
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!
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.