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International Stamp Competition 2014
In November 2014, a team of students from Sec 4N2 and Sec 4N3 submitted an entry for the Malaysia 2014 World Youth Stamp Exhibition. The entry was exhibited at the World Youth Stamp Exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Exhibition Hall 1 & 2, Jalan Ampang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur from 1 December 2014 – 6 December 2014.
2014 was the first time Singapore participated in the World Youth Stamp Exhibition. Three exhibits were selected from the annual Stamp Collecting Competition organised by the Singapore Philatelic Museum for schools in Singapore. One exhibit from Serangoon Secondary School was selected. In December 2014, Serangoon Secondary School submitted a collection of stamps entitled ‘Blooming Flora.” It has been awarded the Silver-Bronze Award.
Congratulations to the members of the team, Theint Wuit Yee [4N3], Cheryl Yeo [4N3], Carlson Urich [4N3] and Toh Ming Yin [4N2].
Reflection from SERANGOON SECONDARY SCHOOL TEAM
TOH MING YING
THEINT WUIT YEE THAUNG
SHERYL YEO SHI HUI
CARLSON URICH NEUBRONER
We first took part in the National Stamp Collecting Competition in 2013. This competition opened our eyes to a whole new world. As other teenagers do, we use our mobile phones and emails to communicate with our friends so we have never paid much attention to stamps. Through this competition, we learned how to handle stamps, float them to get rid of the dried gum, mount them neatly etc. We learned to be patient and meticulous in preparing our work for the competition. We also realised that there was a tremendous amount about culture, history and geography in stamps. We found out that we could collect stamps of a certain country, historic figures, trains, planes or automobiles, endangered species, sports or Olympics and even Disney! Our collection on Blooming Flora taught us a lot of interesting facts about flowers as well as the legends behind these flowers.
Reflection by Mrs Sue-Ann Lim [ Teacher-in-charge]
My students have learnt a lot from this competition. Besides broadening their general knowledge, their participation in this competition has also taught them values of perseverance and team work. I hope this introduction to the fascinating world of stamps will spur them on to cultivate this hobby and may they be inspired to excel in their studies, other school activities and competitions.