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PDS School Holds Sports Day For Preschoolers

Bandar Seri Begawan - PDS School held a "Family Fun Day" for its preschoolers at the multipurpose hall of Masin Secondary School, according to a press release.

PDS School principal Sophia Lim, in her speech, said, "As long as you have given and done your best, that is good enough. Preschool is the best time to start training our children to enjoy competition and participation."

On hand to officiate the event was PDS School managing director Dr Mary Lim. A flag hoisting of team colours and an oath of sportsmanship were led by Danny Lee Wei Lun of Kindergarten 21.

Meanwhile, selected kindergarten 2 students strutted their moves and swayed their pom-poms during a dancing and-cheering intermission.

Over 300 children took part in the sports festival, including parents and teachers.

Red Team was named the overall champion, while Green, Blue and Yellow teams were first, second and third runners-up.

A souvenir was presented by Dr Lim to Masin Secondary School principal Hjh Mariam bte Haji Ladi for allowing PDS School to use its facilities. -- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin


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... In the past, hadrah was only performed during weddings, but now it is performed in open events, to greet honoured guests and more significantly to signal the arrival of His Majesty in various events...

... Brunei youths nowadays have done well in preserving the heritage and have even enhanced it. Back then, competition involved only beating of drums and chanting. But now performances are choreographed to make it more attractive and interesting...

... hadrah could be further promoted in Brunei if there is a national association of hadrah set up. "We have a national team for silat and gasing (top spinning), but not for hadrah. We cannot just rely on mukim and schools to promote the activity, it has to be done at a national level...

-- The Brunei Times