It is an annual activity of HWFLS International Primary School Department to hold an English Festival. Thus, from the last week of April up to the third week of May, students from all grade levels participated in various contests and performances with the purpose of improving students’ language abilities by using it practically on stage, in competitions and social situations and developing their presentation skills and confidence when speaking and performing in front of audiences.
The English Festival commenced with a spelling contest. Selected students from Grades 1 to 6 battled for the top spot in the spelling contest in their respective grades.
The second week was another exciting week as students competed in the grammar race. Questions were derived from their textbooks categorized as easy, average, and difficult.
The third week was allotted for storytelling and poem recitation. Participants of the contest were tasked to tell a story and recite a poem in their own creative ways. Each presentation had its unique features that left our judges and audiences in awe as each contestant’s presentation was entertaining and some were intense and full of emotions.
The last day of the celebration was the most anticipated of all as it marks the culmination of the festival. It was just an austere celebration participated by the teachers and students themselves but the quintessence of using the English language and students’ vivacious and jovial presence were there. The program started with the welcome address of Miss Winnie and Miss Anna, the masters of ceremonies of the event.
Then, came the singing competition proper with intermission numbers in between contestants. It was truly amazing to see students embrace and exhibit their talents in singing, dancing, acting, poem recitation and storytelling.
What’s more, not only the students showcased their talents but also their English teachers who grooved to a 70s song giving students a glimpse of their impressive talent in dancing. The winners of the different competitions were then awarded at the end of the program with certificates and bags of goodies.
This event serves as another milestone for the International Primary Department. Once again, the teachers opened the gateway for students to showcase their talents, what they know and what they can do in and outside the classroom setting. Truly, the events conducted were instructive and edifying for the part of the students and the teachers as well. Moreover, these events just prove that at HWFLS International Primary Department, not only the minds and academic performance of students are developed but also their talents, confidence, social skills and potentials.