Tamil school students in Malaysia are making remarkable strides, not only excelling academically but also achieving success in diverse fields. From triumphs in competitions to groundbreaking innovations, their prowess extends to the international stage. This multifaceted excellence underscores their commitment to holistic development, showcasing a generation of students poised for global recognition and success.
Students from SJKT Bandar Mahkota Cheras are actively engaging in innovation competitions, showcasing their talents globally. Notably, earlier this year, two teams: ‘Team A’ and ‘Team B,’ each comprising three students, participated in the International Social, Science, Engineering, and Education Romanian Competition (ISSEER). Both teams demonstrated impressive performances, highlighting the school’s commitment to fostering excellence beyond academics.
They formulated innovative projects for presentation, with Team A introducing “Multimath” under the Mathematics and Games category. Mhiithesh Ganes, Regan Pillai S/O Anthony Pillai, and Sobana Haridas, all Year 6 students, presented this project. Simultaneously, Team B showcased “Treasure Odyssey” in the English and Games category, presented by Pugalenthi Elango, Keerthana Valmurugan, and Divyaasni Nantak Kumar, also in Year 6. Despite the inherent workload of sixth grade, these students not only participated in the competition but delivered exemplary performances, showcasing their dedication and talent.
Team A garnered significant recognition, securing 1 Gold and 1 special award for their exceptional project and presentation. The special award granted them a prestigious opportunity: admission to showcase the same project in another competition, the ‘International Innovation and Invention New Education Worldwide Virtual Competition.’ Consequently, Team A participated and achieved further success, securing 1 Gold award and 1 special award in this distinguished competition. Their journey reflects the resilience and talent of students from SJKT Bandar Mahkota Cheras, highlighting the school’s commitment to nurturing innovation and achievement beyond borders.
Their teachers played a pivotal role in training the kids since the beginning. These kids was trained by two teachers, Mr. Chelva and Mr.Vijay. When Varnam Malaysia connected to them to know about how did they trained the students,
At the initial stage, we ensured that the children comprehended the competition’s objectives, rules, and innovation judging criteria. This served to test their understanding and educate them on what was expected. We actively encouraged them to engage in brainstorming sessions and taught techniques for generating impactful and creative innovations. Guiding them through the process, we explained and assisted in identifying real-world problems or needs they wished to address. The concept of design thinking was introduced, emphasizing empathy, problem definition, ideation, prototyping, and testing in this iterative process. Additionally, we motivated the kids to conduct research on existing solutions or technologies related to their chosen problem or need. Alongside the project work, we dedicated time to prepare them for their presentations as well. The training encompassed effective storytelling, creating compelling visuals, and delivering a persuasive pitch. Ultimately, motivation played a crucial role. Regardless of their intelligence, every individual requires motivation to propel them forward. Throughout the process, we consistently motivated our kids by recognizing their efforts, providing encouragement, and cultivating a supportive atmosphere.
Mr. Chelva and Mr. Vijay’s dedicated efforts in training the kids for the competition proved to be invaluable. Their commitment and effective guidance translated into success, culminating in the victory of the students. The seamless collaboration between educators and students showcased the positive impact of quality mentorship on achieving remarkable outcomes.
“As teachers, witnessing the accomplishments of our students is an incredibly rewarding experience. We take pride in their excellence, whether it’s in academic competitions, creative endeavors, or personal growth, and it brings us genuine joy and happiness. Celebrating their victories, both big and small, creates a positive atmosphere, fostering a sense of achievement. Moreover, students’ successes inspire us. Observing their determination, resilience, and innovation motivates us to continually improve our teaching methods and support our students. Ultimately, seeing their accomplishments validates our efforts as educators, affirming that our teaching methods and support positively impact their learning and growth,” said Mr Chelva.
In a testament to their dedication and resilience, the students’ achievements shine brightly, encompassing academic triumphs, creative endeavors, and personal growth. Heartfelt congratulations to these young achievers for their remarkable victories, each a testament to their unwavering commitment and innovative spirit. Their successes not only bring joy to educators but also inspire a collective pride in the potential and promise of our student community.