THE 2003 school year closed on a high note for Sekolah Sri Kuala Lumpur when they emerged as the overall champion of Quanta 2003, an international competition held at the City Montessori School of Lucknow, India, recently.
This annual competition, held in November last year, featured various activities including a Science Quiz, a Mathematics Quiz, a Mental Ability Quiz, an Astronomy Quiz, Software Solution, a Collage Competition, a Debate and a Science model display.
The school sent a team of seven students, who were accompanied by two teachers. A total of 60 teams from 10 countries participated. Sri KL collected 12 points to emerge as overall champion. They also won the Mental Ability Quiz and the Debate.
Yip Henry who came first in the Mental Ability Quiz was delighted with his achievement, but modestly attributed his win to lady luck. The winner of the debate competition, Sapphira Toh, was speechless at her win while Margery Neoh, who brought along a big box of art materials, was happy to win third place in the Collage Competition, “I had to work fast and think fast. I had only three hours to depict the theme which was 'Mother Nature: Use her, don’t abuse her.'“
Other winners were Muhd Akmal Hisham and Tan Kian Quan, both of whom received certificates of merit.
Marie Low, one of the accompanying teachers from Sri KL said winning was only one aspect of the educational trip.
“The students had fun meeting students from other parts of the world and they made many friends. They also had a glimpse of life in India, a country rich in history and culture.”