Gold Star Award in Verse Speaking – Atharv Joshi

Atharv Joshi – GOLD STAR AWARD for Verse Speaking at SPAF 2020. Atharv is one of our most amazing speakers. Whether he is reciting a poem or telling a story, he is able to bring his words to life while entertaining his audience. This is Atharv second Gold Star award from SPAF. Last year he received a Gold Star Award for storytelling. Atharv you make your teachers so proud of your achievements. Well done!

Yum Zhi Hong – Gold Award Verse Speaking

We are so proud to introduce another Gold Award achiever in verse speaking at SPAF 2020 from J Carter Centre. He is Yum Zhi Hong. Listen to his poem titled ‘Who’s afraid?’ and be ‘Wow’ by cuteness! We are so proud of you Zhi Hong!

Zheng Qi Yue Joyce-Gold Award Public Speaking

We are so excited to share with you another Gold Award achiever at SPAF 2020 for public speaking from J Carter Centre. Congratulations to Zheng Qi Yue Joyce. Listen to her speech about TEACHING GRANDPARENTS TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA. Well done Joyce we are very proud of you!

Gold Award for Public Speaking

Kate Chua Le En GOLD AWARD Public Speaking

We are so excited to share the achievements of our student Kate Chua Le En who achieved a Gold Award for Public Speaking at SPAF 2020. Listen to her talk about teaching her grandparents to use social media.

Gold Star Award in Creative Writing ‘Dream’ by Allison Rae Yeoh

We are extremely excited to announce that our student Allison Rae Yeoh has achieved a Gold Star Award at SPAF 2020. This is an amazing achievement as she was the only Gold Star recipient for her age category this year. We are so proud of her and we would like you to read her entertaining story about a boy wizard. The title of her story is ‘Dream’.


“Ugh! Why is this happening to me?” I cried when I tried to change a stone into a chocolate bar, only succeeding to explode a jar. My name is Harry Patter, the Exploder. I am at a wizard school to learn magic. Now, I am trying a simple transformation spell but I still could not master it. Sighing, I flopped on my bed and imagined myself graduating from school. Nonetheless, it was hopeless as I was still in the lowest level!

The next day, I got detention for accidentally making another explosion and setting fire to the teacher’s beard. Glumly, I sat in the naughty corner, waiting for break time so I could go play.

Unfortunately, as soon as I went out for break, everyone stopped chattering and fingers pointed at me. Whispers of scorn could be heard. My heart became heavier by the minute and tears threatened to burst out. When the bully came over and teased me in a pathetic vice. It was too much. I gave a little sob and made a beeline for the big tree in the school garden and bawled my eyes out.

After what seemed like days, I finally stopped bawling and glanced around. The air smelled fresh and sweet and birds fluttered through the trees. This garden was special because it was full of nature.

Soon, my eyelids began to flutter and my body decided to take forty winks. Today, I dreamt whilst I slept.

Unusually, my dream today was about me becoming the most powerful wizard in the universe! When I woke up, I felt different. Unexpectedly, I raised my hand and yelled, “Huzzah!”. As usual, nothing happened. Feeling embarrassed at myself, I began to walk back to the main building of the school.

As I entered my class, the teacher’s stony glance told me I was late. Ignoring everyone, I strolled to my seat and sat down

One uninteresting hour later, our teacher finally finished her lecture. “Class, go work on your transformation spell!” she instructed. Cries of joy came from the class as they sped to get their objects.

Soon, everyone had finished except me. Taking a deep breath, I shouted at the top of my voice, “Watch me!” Everyone turned in surprised and looked in my direction. Sheepishly, I stared at the object and muttered the spell.

The class burst into laughter as nothing happened. Feeling angry, I muttered the spell again. Suddenly, pink dust came from my wand and hit the stone, turning it into a bar of chocolate.

There was a moment of stunned silence during which I had a triumphant smile on my face. I did it!

A few years later, I graduated from school and became the most powerful and feared wizard in the universe and to think that my powers came from a dream!

Finally everything changed. From the most unpopular kid in the school to the most powerful wizard in the universe. From one dream. Just one.

Emma Quek – GOLD AWARDS Storytelling and Verse Speaking

Congratulations to Emma Quek for achieving a double Gold at SPAF 2020. Emma has come a long way from a very shy child to a confident young lady. From someone who refuses to speak in front of an audience to one who is entertaining with an ability to ‘Wow’ her audience. Listen to Emma as she recites a poem about a Mosquito who bothers her at night and a story about ‘The Mouse Ghost’ who is rather cheeky.

A message to a mosquito who shares my bedroom – Gold Award for Verse Speaking
The Mouse Ghost – Gold Award for Storytelling

Emanuel Quek – GOLD AWARDS Verse Speaking, Storytelling, and Public Speaking

We are so excited to share the achievements of our student Emanuel Quek who achieved Triple Gold at SPAF 2020 in the categories of Verse Speaking, Storytelling, and Public Speaking. Emanuel has been a student with J Carter Centre since he was in Primary 1 and we are so proud of how far he has come. Listening to his recitation of the poem ‘A Smile’ will just put a smile on your face. His story about ‘The Ungrateful Lion’ will not only entertain you but also teach you an important lesson and finally, his speech about teaching his grandparents how to use social media is just adorable.

A Smile – Gold Award for Verse Speaking
The Ungrateful Lion – Gold Award for Storytelling
Teaching your grandparents to use social media – Gold Award for Public Speaking

Prinaka Lala GOLD AWARD-Storytelling

Congratulations to our student Prinaka Lala for achieving a Gold Award for storytelling at SPAF 2020. We are so proud of her. Listen to her spectacular story – ‘How the leopard got its spots’. Prinaka is a very entertaining storyteller and we know you will enjoy listening to her story.

How the leopard got its spots – Gold Award

Sarah Ting – GOLD AWARD Public Speaking

We are excited to announce that Sarah Ting has achieved a Gold Award for Public Speaking at SPAF 2020. We are very proud of her as Sarah is someone who is rather shy and has to put in extra effort to speak confidently in front of an audience. Thank you Sarah for your hard work. Your teachers at J Carter Centre are very impressed with your achievement. Listen to Sarah’s speech about ‘Learning to Cook’.

Learning to Cook – Gold Award

Thomas Ting – GOLD AWARDS Public Speaking and Verse Speaking

Congratulations to Thomas Ting for achieving two Gold Awards at SPAF 2020. We are very proud of his achievements. We would like you to listen to his wonderful speech about teaching his grandparents to use social media and his poem ‘Rushing’.

Rushing – Gold Award for Verse Speaking
Teaching your grandparents to use social media – Gold Award for Public Speaking
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