photos by james kon,borneo bulletin
Kampong Mata-Mata Primary School (SRKMM) as the host of 3rd National Primary School Choir Competition emerged the champion this year with an almost-flawless performance of “Cuk Kerapang” yesterday.
Besides certificates, the choir team of SRKMM also won themselves a B$1,000 cash prize.
Collecting the cash prize of $850 for second place was SUAS Muara Primary School with the song “Anak Durhaka”, while Seri Mulia Sarjana School, Jangsak, won $700 for getting third place with the song “Padian”.
The best conductor of the final went to Cikgu Debbie Yanti Abd Ghani of Selangan Primary School.
Consolation prizes were also given to the seven other finalists, namely Jerudong Primary School; Al-Falaah School, Sungai Akar; St George’s School; Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah School; Dato Othman Primary School; Sunshine Primary School and Selangan Primary School.
The guest of honour who presented the prizes was Awg Hj Kassim bin Mohammad Yassin, Acting Director-General of Schools, Ministry of Education.
Awg Hj Kassim, in his opening remarks, has urged all parties to raise the efforts to ignite the traditional songs of Brunei’s children.
“I hope that traditional children songs will be the nation’s heritage and be heard as well as sung not only within the country but also be performed at regional and international levels.”
He added, “The Ministry of Education through the Co-curriculum Education Department has seen the efforts put in for the development of choir activities, not only among students in primary level but also among those secondary and colleges as well as Pre University level.”
He also expressed, “I hope that with choir competitions, this will become a platform in establishing aspiration and direction in realising the 2035 Vision of Brunei Darussalam to be an educated and highly skilled nation, in line with the MIB philosophy.”
courtesy of Borneo Bulletin