MALACCA: Brighton Education Group (BEG) and its partners organised the "Strengthening English Through Sports and Extra-curricular Activities" programme recently for primary school pupils.
The event, which took place at SJK (C) Chio Chee, Selandar, involved some 150 pupils of SK Air Baruk, SK Kesang Tua, SJK (T) Jasin, SK Sri Lanang and SJK (C) Chio Chee. It was launched by state Education Department language head Noorainun Anuar.
BEG's English language consultant in Malacca Adam Freeman said the programme was inline with the government's policy of strengthening English usage among primary school pupils in rural areas.
"The pupils were able to experience international interactions with our multiracial mentors who come from countries such as South Africa, Britain, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand," he said.
"It is a great setting for pupils to use the language naturally and we hope to hold this event annually," added Freeman.
Twenty-five Brighton Education Teaching English Language and Literacy (TELL) mentors from various states, including Malacca and Negri Sembilan, took part in the event.
Brighton's second annual basketball exhibition match "Clash of Titans 2.0" was also held.
BEG was formed in 2008 by British/Irish and Malaysian partners and has about 200 international and Malaysian employees.
Approximately 2,200 Malaysian primary English language teachers have been guided by 120 international English language mentors based at 600 primary schools in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Negri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor.