PETALING JAYA: Learning mathematics and science in English brings various rewards. Now, thanks to the generosity of Pizza Hut, every Year Six pupil can look forward to pizza rewards too.
Pizza Hut, The Star's partner in NiE or Newspaper in Education, is offering a discount voucher with each copy of The Star's special Maths and Science pullout 6 to 1.
The 24-page Maths and Science guide for Year Six pupils is aimed at helping them learn the subjects in English in Form One and will feature fun NiE activities and games as well as simple experiments.
The weekly pullout, to be launched on Monday, Sept 19, is also in response to the Education Ministrys directive to schools to conduct post-UPSR activities which focus on Maths and Science in English.
Said C.W. Toh, group executive director of QSR Brands Berhad, Pizza Hut's parent company: This is a great project. It does not only give us an opportunity to do our bit for the community, but it also helps students improve their standard of English.
So it's never too early for students to work on their language skills. The pizza reward is only a small reward. The bigger reward is the improvement in their standard of English as well as in Maths and Science, he said after presenting a mock voucher to The Star group editorial and education adviser Datuk Ng Poh Tip and deputy group general manager Datin Linda Ngiam.
Also present at the event held at the Pizza Hut outlet in Taman Tun Dr Ismail yesterday was Newman Manion, vice-president (Operations) with Yum! Restaurants International, which is Pizza Hut's principal company in the region.
Those subscribing to six issues of the pullout at RM4 will receive eight discount vouchers worth more than RM40 from Pizza Hut, including offers like buy one get 50% off the second pizza and two free soups with every purchase of two pastas.
Teachers will be entitled to a special 40% discount on the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (cover price RM89.90), which comes with two CD-ROMs provided by Pearson Education.
TM (Telekom Malaysia) is also sponsoring 90,000 copies of The Star and 6 to 1 for the first three issues to schools all over the country.
Schools interested in taking advantage of this handy post-UPSR material can call Stephen Yap or Rofit Miah at 03-7967 1388 ext 1038/1039 or The Star Customer Care Unit at 03-7967 1777.