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Mother Tongue Language Fortnight

In conjunction with Racial Harmony Week, the Mother Tongue Language Fortnight (MTL Fortnight) was held from 16th July to 27th July 2018. During these two weeks, a series of activities was organised for students to learn and appreciate Mother Tongue Languages and cultures in an immersive and vibrant environment.

One of the main highlights is the MTL Fortnight Carnival. Students were introduced to different traditional handicraft and games during the carnival, such as Beijing Opera Mask (脸谱), Clay Sculpture (泥塑), Fan and Lantern Painting (扇画、灯笼画), Kolam and Ketupat making, Chinese yo-yo(扯铃), Hoop Rolling(滚铁轮), Throw “Arrow” (投壶)and Congkak, to name a few.

In addition, the school also invited students from Amitofo Charity Association (ACC) to share about their experiences in learning Chinese Language with our Primary 1 and 2 students. These students from Africa recited Tang poems and sang in Chinese effortlessly. Their sharing has definitely inspired and motivated our students in wanting to master their Mother Tongue Language with greater proficiency.

Riding on the popularity of the movie, ‘The Avengers’ and more importantly to pique students interest in learning their Mother Tongue, a MT Fortnight passport, known as the Infinity Gauntlet, was issued to every student. Students had to participate in different activities to collect 4 or more “infinity stones” in order to redeem attractive prizes. We were glad to see students collecting these “infinity stones” with enthusiasm.

We hope that the effort put in by the Mother Tongue Department in organizing this event, will help our students develop a life-long interest and love for their Mother Tongue languages.

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