Personalised cards to thank frontliners


(From third left) Mohd Faizal and Mohd Fahmy sharing a light moment with representatives from the uniformed bodies at the handover ceremony of appreciation cards at SK Wellesley in Jalan Larut, Penang. — Photos: CHAN BOON KAI/The Star

PUPILS from SK Wellesley in George Town, Penang, showed their appreciation to frontliners from several uniformed bodies and departments in their own personal way.

From drawings and paper cuttings to paintings and handwritten notes, 302 pupils from Year One to Year Six made personalised cards for the warriors who are keeping the public safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The school’s parent-teacher association chairman Mohd Faizal Abu Bakar said the programme was initiated as a way to thank frontliners in curbing the virus besides boosting their morale.

The pupils’ handmade appreciation cards were for frontliners in the Royal Malaysian Police, Health Ministry, Malaysian Civil Defence Force, Penang Island City Council, People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) and Armed Forces.

“These frontliners have been protecting people since Day One of the pandemic.

“We want to inculcate the spirit of appreciation in the pupils to our frontliners who are committed to their jobs.

One of the appreciation cards made by SK Wellesley pupils.One of the appreciation cards made by SK Wellesley pupils.

“The pupils, guided by their teachers, took around a week to make the cards, ” he said during the presentation of appreciation cards ceremony at the school on Tuesday.

Northeast district education officer Wan Sajiri Wan Hassan said the ceremony was held to commemorate the sacrifices of fellow frontliners in combating the pandemic.

“We appreciate the frontliners who have been fighting the virus relentlessly.

“In view of the rise in Covid-19 cases, we have to work together to fight the virus.

“The public must follow the standard operating procedures strictly to break the chain of infection, ” he said.

Representatives from the respective unifomed bodies and departments were seen smiling from ear to ear as they accepted the cards.

Also present was school headmaster Mohd Fahmy Mustafa.

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