Sunday, May 10, 2015

English-Fest 2015

“It’s been a long day without you my friend, and, I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again. We’ve come a long way from where we began oh I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again.” – Charlie Puth on ‘See You Again’.
                Hello! It’s been a while since we updated our blog.  Last month, on April 30th, we held our second annual English-Fest with “The Youth of Today” as its theme. Like last year, the Grade 8 performed their speeches. But the difference is that this year, the Grade 7 also joined us in the English-Fest but, they did declamations and poems instead of speeches. On this event, everybody participated and their performances were divided into two sessions, Group A and Group B. Grade 8 had to wear formal attires (a.k.a. business suites) while the Grade 7 wore costumes that suited their entries.
                The first session started on 9.30 A.M in the morning and ended on 11.15 A.M. There were 24 performances on the first session. The students of Grade 7 and Grade 8 took turns in performing. Each and every one of them delivered their entries in a way that the audience can understand. Though some had a little trouble delivering their entries but overall, it was a great success. The second session starts on 12.30 P.M and ended on 2.30 P.M. There were 29 performances on the second session.  Like the first session, the second session was also a success but, in a greater scale.
                Unlike last year, the audience this year was fewer in number. They were limited up to Grade 6 for the first session, and Grade 5 for the second session. Some of them were given scoring sheets to evaluate the speakers. The reason why the audience was fewer this year is because the auditorium was also used for the preparation of the Mentari Show, “Willy Wonka Jr.”. Because of this, only half of the auditorium was used for the English-Fest as there were props placed on the stage. Although we used only half of the auditorium this year, the excitement is merrier than last year.
                So, this year English-Fest was a total success. It gave us more experience to be more confident in speaking in public. It is all thanks to our English teacher, Mr. Josh and Ms. Vilma. Our junior high principal, Mr. Hari Wibowo hopes that we could improve our ability in public speaking. 

(By: Kyuubi - Grace, T-Rex - Vianca, Banshee - Elvira, Rambo - Robin)