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Pupils from Nabawan to represent Malaysia in World Cup Dance competition in Rome

27th February, 2020

KENINGAU: Pupils from three schools in Nabawan near here, will represent Malaysia to perform on the international stage at the final World Cup Dance competition in Rome, from June 26 to July 4.

This is after pupils representing the Pensiangan District Education Office team won a gold and a silver medal at the World Cup Dance qualifier round held from Feb 21 to 23 in Penampang.

The gold medal was won under the ‘Children Small Group National and Folklore’ category below the age of 13, by a group of students from three schools in Nabawan, namely Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Pekan Nabawan, SK Salarom and SK Logongon.

The pupils are Juhair Junaidi, Jurannizah Aizah Asyikin Jaslum and Nur Farhana Atiqah Dalma (SK Pekan Nabawan), Ezron Rommy Ekrone (SK Salarom) and Danish Denial Rukiting, Meldin Marudin (SK Logongon).

The silver medal was won by Fourth year pupils, Adriel Izanan Azlie and Shazwany Daniela Akuang from SK Pekan Nabawan, for the ‘Children Duet/Trio National and Folklore’ category.

The accompanying teacher, who also takes cultural classes at SK Pekan Nabawan, Ardianfasly Inggu said the support of teachers and parents was crucial for the success.

“The initial stages of preparing the team was fully funded by the teachers with the support of parents, including the provision of costumes, music, transportation, accommodation and meals for the pupils,” he told Bernama here.

In addition to focusing on training the pupils and preparing them, there was also the work of raising funds to cover the cost of travelling to Italy, he said, adding that the students involved were from poor families.

Meanwhile, the Pensiangan District Education officer, Norah Marcus described the students’ accomplishments as result of hard work through constant training, discipline and commitment of students and teachers.

The success of these students is also in line with the Sabah Education Department’s target of achieving 200 student participation in international competitions in 2020. – Bernama

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