LABUAN: Patriotism-spirit filled SK Sungai Bedaun as the pupils and more than 50 teachers used their creativity to decorate their school in conjunction with Malaysia Day celebration on Sept 16.
The school’s headmaster Dg Sharifah Ag Mahmod said they collected more than 2,000 plastic bottles to create a Jalur Gemilang Gateway, a replica of KL Tower and put up more than 200 national flags at all the school’s premises and fence since the Merdeka month in preparation for the Malaysia Day competition organised by Labuan Information Department.
“We have been doing this since the early days of the school’s establishment…we have won a number of competitions during the Federal Territory Day and Merdeka celebration, and we want to win again,” she said when met by Bernama at the school, here Sunday.
The school was the winner for the school category and overall winner for the Merdeka Day parade last year.
Sharifah said the school had also organised various patriotism-related activities and games such as the drawing and colouring of the national and state flags for the pre-school pupils and primary school students.
She said the project not only taught the children patriotism but also helped them inculcate good habits like recycling and re-using materials for their work.
“The pupils were so excited while decorating the school compound. They gave their full support in all the activities organised by us,” she said adding this was the first time they were decorating the school in such a grand scale.
Labuan Corporation chief executive officer Datuk Azhar Ahmad said a total of 131 contingents involving 18 government departments including eight from uniformed bodies, kindergartens, pre-schools, schools, and higher learning institutions, non-governmental organisation (NGOs), private sectors and villages.
Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad is scheduled to officiate the event.