Primary pupils show their patriotic spirit

  • Nation
  • Friday, 14 Aug 2020

For you Malaysia: Pupils waving the Jalur Gemilang and singing patriotic songs in their classroom. — ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

BUTTERWORTH: Patriotism spirit came alive in SJK(C) Chung Hwa Pusat, Jalan Kampung Gajah, with multiracial pupils dedicating their love for the country with handicrafts, songs and stories.

A total of 582 pupils put their creativity to the test with three-dimensional headgears and palm-shaped cardboards featuring the Jalur Gemilang and cutouts of various ethnic groups in their respective attires.

The school’s headmistress, Loo Geok Wan, said as gatherings in large numbers were not encouraged amid the Covid-19 outbreak, the pupils had to celebrate the National Day within their classrooms.

“Throughout this month, selected pupils will recite stories that instil patriotism through the public address system during the morning assembly sessions.

“There will also be slots between classes in which pupils sing songs such as KeranaMu Malaysia and Aku Anak Malaysia.

“Their performances will be accompanied by music and videos on giant screens in classes to show their love for the country.

“These activities help foster unity and understanding among them from multiracial backgrounds,” said Loo yesterday.

In addition, thousands of mini Jalur Gemilang and several larger ones on poles have also been put up along corridors and outside the classrooms to heighten the mood.

Last year, the pupils and teachers made a Jalur Gemilang entirely from plastic bottles in a show of love for the nation and the environment.

Measuring 13.72m by 4.27m, the national flag, which has become a school attraction, is still there for this year’s celebration.

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