The ‘English Speaking Union (ESU)-Standard Chartered Essay Writing Competition’ that was held earlier this year saw R.E.A.L Schools making its mark in the inaugural competition. Organized by ESU Malaysia in conjunction with its 10th anniversary, the topic for this year’s edition of the competition was ‘ESU 10 for 10: English is a Winner’.
R.E.A.L International School (RIS), Cheras Campus also came out proud winners when its Year 5 student, Hannah Jasmin Jefferelli, successfully staved off stiff competition from nearly 300 other young writers to bag First Prize in her age category. She was one of three RIS students who participated in the nationwide contest. Essays were judged on a set of criteria that included grammar, sentence structure, creativity, as well as constructive arguments contributing to national debate.
This was also a ‘first’ for the RIS Primary school as it was participating in an essay writing competition for the first time. Hannah’s natural writing abilities and talent was rewarded with a lucrative cash prize and the satisfaction of knowing that all her effort, talent and hard work paid dividends in the end. She revealed in an interview with The Star that she initially had reservations in joining the competition but later found it interesting and was glad that she signed up for it eventually. To read more on this Star article (featuring Hannah), please click on the link below:
Kudos to Hannah for her stellar triumph! May her victory motivate her peers to follow suit in polishing their writing skills and trying their hand at essay writing and participating in similar competitions in the future. This initiative is the latest example of R.E.A.L Schools’ effort in promoting language mastery amongst students. Writing and language proficiency form vital components of ‘Communication’ skills, part of the 5Cs which are the core values of R.E.A.L.