Written by Fatin Alsagoff, Year 12 and Wye Yew Ho,Year 11
On the 21st March, the Interact Club hosted their 2nd annual Unsung Heroes event. The purpose of the event was to appreciate the success and hard work of all non-teaching staff throughout the years that have shaped Alice Smith into the school that it is today. The staff consist of administration workers, cleaning staff, librarians, security guards, the support staff and others. Prior to this day, the International Understanding Team in Interact all took time out in order to prepare refreshments, performances and a presentation to make the day as flawless as possible.
The event is not only limited to the gratitude of Interact but of the whole school. Interact adopted the role as the voice of the student body to thank the non-teaching staff for the work they perform for the school which is invaluable; a special acknowledgment of this is the least that Interact could do.
The event commenced with a performance from Badrika who performed an amazing ballad of a Malay song. Wye Yew and Fatin, the directors of the International Understanding team, then led the event by giving an introductory speech in English and Malay to thank all staff for their hard work with helping Interact set equipment and refreshments prior to events. They also welcomed Mr. Lazaro to present certificates to several non-teaching staff members that participated in the English Communication Course that was led and delivered by Ms. Nice. Once all the staff members received their certificates, Mr. Lazaro also presented a huge bouquet of lilies to Ms. Nice for her efforts to help improve the English level of the workers.
Following the awards ceremony, Kee Win performed a lovely piece where everyone collectively joined in on the entertainment and fun. This then led to a large group photo of all the attendees of the event as a way to commemorate it for both the staff and the students. Subsequently, we invited the non-teaching staff to indulge in the food and confectionary; mostly made and baked by the students of Alice Smith. Additionally, as a small token of our appreciation, Interact Club had designed a mug which was a small gift from us to them. It was a lovely way to end the event and the students also got to personally thank the staff for all their hard work.
Overall, Interact was more than delighted to see the event go through smoothly and that the non-teaching staff truly recognise that their hard work does not go unappreciated. It was an event for the non-teaching staff from the students, nonetheless, it was enjoyed by both.
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