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PEMAC Week Brings Out Students Artistic Talents

Not every child can become a doctor, pilot or astronaut, but every child has a hidden talent that teachers can tap into at an early age.
08 Jul 2022 15:15
PEMAC Week Brings Out Students Artistic Talents
Suva Muslim College Year 9 and 10 Art and Craft students and teachers with some of their art displayed work on July 6, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Not every child can become a doctor, pilot or astronaut, but every child has a hidden talent that teachers can tap into at an early age.

To celebrate Physical Education, Music, Art and Craft (PEMAC) week the Suva Muslim College in Nabua invited its Year Nine and Year 10 students to draw artwork and display them at the school.

 

PEMAC Head of Department

College PEMAC head of department, Swastika Khan, said it was important to encourage students to become the best in what they were good at.

“We are observing PEMAC week and since music is not allowed in our school we asked the students to try out something with their artistry and we are able to identify students who are really good at arts,” Ms Khan said.

 

They were given two weeks to come up with whatever they could.

We selected a few pieces to display. More than 200 students participated.

It is part of the school’s art and craft curriculum and is was the first time students were given a chance for students to display their work.

 

Fizzah Mohammed

Year 9 student Fizzah Mohammed was surprised with the outcome of her artwork.

“I did not expect this kind of painting from me, I tried and it came out well,” Fizzah said.

“I want to become a pilot and in my spare time I will draw and display them at my home.”

 

Jone Tuinuku

Year 10 student Jone Tuituku thanked teachers for the idea of displaying their art work.

“This is a hobby of mine I started in primary school. I feel happy that my artwork is displayed and it has encouraged me to try and improve in certain areas,” Jone said.

Jone Tuinuku

This goes together with what Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Premila Kumar always said that each person was unique and had special talents which should be encouraged and nurtured.

Ms Kumar always reiterated that music and arts education was important for the holistic development of a child, whether they learn at their home, community or in schools.

 

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