A TWO-DAY Leadership Camp was recently held at Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien College (SOASC) as part of the Talented & Gifted (TAG) programme.
Forty-six students of Year 7 advance classes participated in the camp, which involved them in motivational and youth development activities such as Tug-of-War, 'Rescue Mission', trust games and a brainstorming session.
Two guests were invited to speak at the brainstorming session, Pg Zahari Pg Hj Ahmad, ex-principal of SOAS and current principal of Sports School, and Nurhisyam Al-Muizz from the Curriculum Development Department of the Ministry of Education (MoE).
The session focused on teaching students the qualities that make a good leader and showing examples great leaders, both current and in the past.
The students also performed drama skits themed around the topic of leadership.
According to Kim Geddes, a SOASC teacher involved in the TAG Programme, the effectiveness of the programme can be best summed up by something a parent said of the programme last year.
"In terms of social interaction, my son has benefited greatly from being able to communicate and express his ideas and opinions freely with like-minded individuals of his age. TAG also exposes him to a lot of learning and creative skills, which my son incredibly enjoys. He found a lot of subjects that were taught fascinating and he showed a lot of interest in showcasing his talent and creativity."
She expressed her hope and expectations for the continued growth of the programme so that it may be experienced by many students.
"As we have students from other schools taking part this year, it is our hope that we can involve more students from other schools in the future and work together with other schools in running the programme," she concluded. The Brunei Times
Sunday, June 10, 2012
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