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National Schools Literature Festival 2017


On 15th July 2017, our school participated in the National Schools Literature Festival 2017. This year, the festival saw 106 school participants and a high level of competition spread across 5 events. We took part in 3 events.

 
-Lower Secondary Book Parade 
-Upper Secondary Unseen Debate for Secondary 3 
-Upper Secondary Set Text Debate for Secondary 4 

This was our school's first time sparring in a Literature Debate. It was a tough fight but we are proud to announce that both our upper secondary teams beat their opposing teams!

At the Lower Secondary Book Parade, four of our students brought the characters in the novel, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas to life, and presented projects completed by the Sec 2E students, to the judges. Our showcase and presentation won the hearts of the judges and we emerged the Champions!

2/4

HARI JUSTINE MURUGA

2/5

CHUA TARA

2/5

SANZIDA SHAHIDUL ISLAM

2/5

BASIL HIA KAIXIAN

 

3/5

YEE JIN WEN ARICIA

3/6

TAING INGLY

3/6

JERRY CHIAN JUN XIANG

3/6

TOBEY CHUA SI-LIANG



4/4

ZANDER WIDJAJA

4/5

FELYNNA BTE HAZLAN

4/5

FERBIYANTO

4/6

JADA ROSE QUITLONG CAMERO



Quotes from our student participants about NSLF 2017: 

 “It made me feel proud of my team and myself. I have always wanted to avoid debates because I find it stressful because your brain needs to think fast and you need to convey your points very well. The moment they announced that I won, I couldn't believe it. Winning this debate means a lot because it reminds me that, even though I am scared to do something, it doesn't mean I should not try because you will never know what will happen.”

 - Taing Ingly, 3/6, Unseen Poem Debate Winner    

 “A week before the competition, I was stressed out about writing my script. However, nothing in life comes easy, therefore I knew I should strive and persevere to see the results. I also managed to learn more about speaking confidently. Before that, I was a shy student who did not dare to speak up. Through the debate, I could finally speak up! Hence this taught me that I have to step out of my comfort zone.” 

 - Yee Aricia, 3/5, Unseen Poem Debate Winner 

 “I felt enlightened by the ways a debate can actually help me in articulating my thoughts better and to express myself in a clear, straightforward manner as the time limit forces me to say the most important things in 3 minutes flat.” 

 - Ferbiyanto, 4/5, Set Text Debate Winner