11/3/2012 — New Straits Times
BACHOK: It was a fun and educational time for 200 pupils and teachers from several schools in the district who took part in the “Empower Bachok: Quest for Excellence English Camp” at SK Perupok here on Thursday.
The camp was coordinated by the Malaysian Social Development Organisation (PKSM) with the cooperation of the New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd.
About 100 Year Six pupils from SK Perupok took part in the camp for students while another one held separately at the same venue had about 100 teachers from 15 primary schools in the district.
Teacher Mohd Faizal Musa, 36, from SK Chantum in Badak here, said it was the first time he was attending the camp.
He described it as good because teachers were exposed to new methods and teaching aids that could be used during lessons.
Azma Ali, 38, a teacher from SK Pantai Senok, said the duration of the camp, held from 10am to 12.30pm, was simply too short.
“There are so many things that I wanted to ask but was unable to do so because of the limited time. I am especially interested in the idea of forming links with students through the computer after school so they can be involved in educational games.”
SK Perupok pupil Mohd Aizie Abdul Aziz, 12, said the camp was fun and interesting as they took part in games and quizzes using the New Straits Times’ educational pull-out School Times.
The Empower Bachok programme is implemented by the East Coast Economic Region development council as part of its development programme.