MEP and SEP have given me many new opportunities and experiences, the multi-skill competition included. It is a competition that consists of using English language skills. Which includes listening, reading, writing, and speaking. After the first time I competed in Multi-skill, I didn’t think I would get a chance to participate again.
It was challenging and exciting but also stressful and nerve-racking because of the little time to prepare. But luckily, the activities and assignments in SEP over the years have given me the practice and confidence I needed without even realizing it, which I am grateful for.
During the competition, I got to meet a lot of friendly and talented competitors. They motivated me to do my best in each section of the competition. Even after the competition, I am inspired to give my all in everything that I do in the future, and even if I fail, I will use it as a lesson for next time.
I’ve earned a spot in the national singing contest. I’m overjoyed. I have qualified for the national singing competition. I am very happy. On the final day, there were many people, and they were very talented. Everyone has a very good English accent. From elementary school to middle school, everyone has the same abilities. When I got to sing on stage I’m so excited. But I calmed down and thought I was telling a story through a song. And remember when I was rehearsing and trying to do my best when I finished singing I heard loud applause. I’m proud that I tried my best. At that time, I did not think much about winning for I had a good experience and I am very happy to compete this time.
(Our Warmest Congratulations to both of you from your MEP-SEP Family!)
The World Against COVID-19: Resilience, Discipline and Unity is the theme of the contest this year. Joining for the second time, Virginia of M3/12 faced the challenge along with the other 33 delegates from different schools under Zone A.
For this contest, participants were tasked to do public speaking about the theme on the first round. Fifty percent of the participants will be chosen to continue to the second round; the impromptu proper.
This year’s contestants really showed many potentials during the competition and for that our proud congratulations to you all!
Finally, Virginia finished the competition Ranking No. 1 (again for two consecutive years now).
Our beloved Mattayom 2/2 students Noey, Onyx, Hill, Ploy and Sanae are representing our school in this 2020 EP/MEP Academic Skills Competition / Skit category. They play the roles of five young girls trying to figure out ways to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic through three acts. Enjoy with “Back to school”, “The tickling facemask” and “The punching crown”. Hopefully they will put a smile on your face in these difficult times. (Teacher Art & the Skit team)
Ged of M2/2, represented NMK-MEP in the Multi Skills Competition which includes writing, picture dictation, listening, speaking and reading skills tests. For this year the event was held at Nawaminthrachinuthit Triamudomsuksanumklao School and started at 7.30 am and went on until evening with a short lunch break where the students were allowed to meet their mentor teachers and share their experiences with the writing, picture dictation, listening and reading skills tests. The last round was the Speaking Skills test where the students were asked questions and required to answer fluently and creatively. While the results are still to be announced, it was an overall fun learning experience for both participants and mentor teachers. (T. Jeffrey)
This year’s storyteller is Phet of M2/2. And his story is :
TALOS: THE FIRST ROBOT
Hephaestus, god of technology, was hard at work on his most ingenious invention. Yet, he was creating a new defense system for king Minos. Who wants no intruders on his island, the kingdom of Crete. But mortal Guards and ordinary weapons is not enough. So Hephaestus planned to make a new powerful defender. Day and night he worked, he used magical fire and powerful stones in his forge. And finally, Hephaestus cast his invention in the shape of a giant man. Made of gleaming Bronze and possess a superhuman power made from Ichor, the life Blood of the gods. This Giant Man was unlike anything Hephaestus had ever made before. Alas! Hephaestus named his creation, Talos , the first Robot.
Three times a day, Talos marched around the island’s searching for interlopers. When unknown ships tried to enter the coast, Talos will powerfully throw massive boulders in to their path and no one can escape. If any survivors made it ashore, he would heat his metal body into Red Hot and crash victims to his chest.
Day after day, Talos fulfill his duties. But despite his robotic behavior, Talos developed a sense of life within him. The sense of sadness and the sense of companionship. And soon, Talos then encounter a ship of invaders that would test his mettle.
On board the invader’s ship were Jason the most famous hero and leader of the argonauts and Medea the beautiful enchantress . They were returning from their hard-won quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece. Their adventure had taken many dark turns, and the weak sailors were desperate to take a good rest in a safe port.
Lo! An island! cried one.
Hoorah! Hoorah! Indeed an island!, rejoice the sailors.
Jason and the argonauts prepared to dock unto the island when….
“Master!!! lo!”, pointed one of the sailors to the island’s direction!
“Heavens, a giant automaton!” The tales are true! mumbled Jason.
Jason, and the argonauts on board the ship were petrified with what they saw. And before they could even recover Talos spotted them.
Quickly, the argonauts covered and tried to evade the coming of the giant Talos.
But then, Medea, the enchantress spotted a glinting bolt on Talos ankle… and she devised a very clever gambit.
“ Talos, Talos my child! I came in peace!, said Medea enchantingly. Talos halted upon hearing the most beautiful voice calling his name.
“Talos, the Gods sent me to grant your wish! The wish of LIFE!” continued Medea. This time Medea’s voice is getting more charming than ever.
Medea saw that Talos stood hypnotized and spellbound. Medea’s enchanting voice captivated Talos deeply. It resonated to his core. Unaware of his own mechanical nature but human enough to long for eternal life, Talos pondered to his core.
Medea muttered more incantations, over and over again.
Meanwhile, Jason took advantage of the spellbound Talos. In a swift, Jason ran behind Talos and quickly removed his glinting bolt.
“This bolt is mine! Die Automaton! Die!”, rejoiced Jason of the Argonauts.
Upon removing the bolt, the ichor came out, draining the power source of Talos.
Talos, looked at his flowing ichor. He tried to flare, but its too late.
With a loud crash, Talos collapsed like a thunder hitting the ground.
And surprisingly, a tear of ICHOR, roll out on Talos bronze cheek .
It was a tear of DESPAIR! A tear of DEFEAT!
And that my friend is the end of my story!
Ladies and gentlemen, this story was first recorded in 700 BCE. But somehow it is similar to the modern concepts and myths of AI. That is: AI will soon be conscious. AI will soon replace humans. The evidence to these statements are still unknown. But, one thing for sure, this story teaches us to draw a line between humans and machines. This story teaches us to think of AI’s potentials and limitations. In this case we can appreciate AI’s beauty yet be prepared for possible adversities. I thank you!