Stress on communication skills

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  • Sunday, 29 Jun 2003

LUMUT: At the Junior BRATs (Bright, Roving, Annoying Teens) camp being held at the Lumut Country Resort here, 40 youngsters discovered that learning communication skills could be lots of fun. 

The three-day camp, which ends today, involves the participation of students aged between 13 to 15 years from SM Methodist Perempuan Ipoh and SM Main Convent Ipoh. 

Facilitated by The Star’s Metro Central editor Tan Ju Eng and some senior BRATs, the camp explores the importance of good communication skills and teamwork through various games and role-play activities.  

Among the topics stressed on were communication skills when dealing with parents, peer pressure and boy-girl relationships. 

The Junior BRATs were also taken yesterday for a short day-trip to Pangkor Island where they created murals using palm, finger and foot prints as part of their activities for the day.  

On Friday, the participants were taught ways to handle various situations arising out of a boy-girl relationship through a shadow play by the senior BRATs. 

The Junior BRATs camp – conducted as an extension of The Star’s BRATs (Young Journalist) programme, which caters for students aged 15 to 19 years –was the last of the three camps held this year.  

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