KUCHING: Students, families and friends took part in the inaugural Tunku Putra School fun run this week to kick off the school’s 20th anniversary celebration which will culminate in a special ceremony tomorrow.
The run was flagged off by Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd group executive director Datuk Syed Ahmad Alsree and Datuk Hanifah Hajar Taib-Alsree, who were joined by parents, teachers and members of the local community.
After a warm-up and safety briefing, the participants cycled, rollerbladed, ran or walked from the school campus to the Sarawak Stadium and back to support local causes and to celebrate the school’s achievements over the last 20 years.
The fun run was part of an open day at the school which included a world food fair and other sports and cultural activities, such as netball, volleyball and basketball matches.
The school also showcased its use of iPads in the classroom as well as its renowned performing arts presentations.
Proceeds from the food sale and gift donations, totalling over RM6,000, will be given to the Kuching Autistic Association. The students also raised RM1,337 from running their own stalls for various good causes.
TPS principal Susan Holmes said celebrating 20 years of learning was a landmark in the school’s history.
“As a school, we are continuously aspiring to improve on our previous best, impact positively on students’ progress and raise standards of achievement as we seek to achieve our mission and vision.
“These achievements have been developed and refined over time as we prepare students to take their place in the 21st century world, where excellent character and possessing a wide range of skills are as significant as a wide knowledge base,” she said at the fun run.
Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud will be the guest of honour at tomorrow’s special ceremony at the school campus, where he will be entertained with a cultural presentation of dance and music.
There will also be a video presentation charting the school’s growth and development.