SIBU: Instead of keeping old photographs, books and documents in the store room, SMK Methodist has set up a heritage corner at its library for such items.
Students, teachers and visitors to the school can now view these memorabilia and artefacts, most of which are about a century old.
A 1719 Robinson Crusoe story book is among the old items found at the heritage corner that houses 160 framed photographs and over 2,000 snapshots kept in albums.
SMK Methodist board of directors vice-chairman Datuk Ding Lian Cheong said that among the objectives of the project was to preserve the good tradition of the school.
“It is also to inspire the younger generations to appreciate and show their loyalty to their school and local community.
“In addition to that, we want to recognise the contributions and struggles of our school’s forerunners,” he said after declaring open the heritage corner.
The heritage corner is also intended to show the concerted efforts of parents, teachers, students, school board, alumni and Parent-Teacher Association in building up the school and keeping it strong.
Ding expressed hope that former students would donate artifacts, old documents and photogaph for the heritage collection.
At the launch, the school’s alumni association chairman Alice Wong called on students from Class of 1964 to join a reunion gathering being held today and tomorrow. For more information, call 013-801 0909.