19 April, 2016
THE Oil and Gas Discovery Centre (OGDC) concluded its science show competition for the year 2016 with a team from St Andrew’s School emerging champion.
This years’ competition was made more challenging with teachers participating as well, according to a press release. Despite the change, the spirit and enthusiasm given by the top five finalists was not affected at all.
Present to witness the competition was Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Nawi, Acting Director General of Education, Ministry of Education as the guest of honour. Also in attendance were senior officials from the Ministry of Education, Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd, principals, teachers and students.
10 teams from seven schools across the districts – Tanjong Maya Secondary School, St George’s School, St Andrew’s School, St John’s School, PAP Hajah Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Secondary School, Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College (MSPSBS) and Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar Secondary School – competed with each other to get to the final.
The winning team from St Andrew’s School during their demonstration. – OGDC
After the first round, only five teams were shortlisted to battle in the final round. The top five teams consisted of participants from St George’s Schools, St Andrew’s School and MSPSBS.
When the dust settled, the team comprising teacher Jishamol Thomas and student Megha Santhosh Kumar from St Andrew’s School bagged the title of the Science Show Competition champion, bringing home cash prize worth $600 and a medal.
Teacher Priya Christopher and student Su Yee Shien from St Andrew’s School won second place, while teacher Mubarak bin Haji Ibrahim and student Lavinia Christabel G Manacap won the third place, bringing home cash prizes worth $300 and $200 respectively.
The best script award was given to MSPSBS, while Su Yee Shien won the best performer, bringing home $100 cash price respectively.