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Written By : Sun Fiji Newsroom. Culture and tradition
TISI Sangam had appointed a full time cultural dance teacher who provides valuable service to develop knowledge and skills in cultural dances.
A few groups of students have been trained on various cultural dance aspects and have helped the Sangam Institute of Technology to enhance its programmes.
These students have successfully performed in many occasions and centres throughout Viti Levu.
The theme of these presentations is “Unity in Diversity”.
The school hopes to introduce more variety in terms of cultural and folk dances.
The school also hopes that through these training and performances a sense of appreciation of culture which is instilled in their students.
Students’ active and effective participants in all activities have a greater dependence on their health and the lifestyle they live.
Surveys conducted by the Ministry of Health reveals that Fiji’s population is affected by our lifestyle.
Hospital statistics show that changing lifestyles such as physical inactivity, nutrition contribute to all ill health in children and adults.
The school can play an important role in educating students for a better health and better living by emphasising them to adopt healthy lifestyles.
The school has put in place a comprehensive health screening and education process to ensure that their students are exposed to the basics of good health.
They will be assisted to accomplish the goals of good living to avoid burdens of the family and hospitalisation.
Knowledge and skills gained from the activities designed for them will allow them to enjoy their lives and to live to the full.
“A healthy individual contributes to a healthy family and a healthy nation.”
Brass band, music art and craft
The school has also purchased musical instruments such as a key board, harmonium, set of drums and guitars.
They hope to provide training opportunities for all their talented students to further develop their skills and contribute to music education.
The talent quest a common feature of the student council activities organised at the end of the term one every year offers to a larger number of students to exhibit their musical talents and skills.
The competitive nature of the events arouses a lot of enthusiasm and interest in both students’ ad teachers.
The school plans to introduce the teaching of rhythm, melody and vocal to their students formally during the music classes and also specialised training in the afternoon.
Likewise developing art and craft skills will also be given prominence.
A number of students have inherent talents in this area which the school wishes to further develop by giving them opportunities formally and informally.