There is a little apprehension when one visits a school that teaches in a language that one is not familiar with. SKJ Chung Hua is a Chinese school and Ummi Sham is Malay but she managed it beautifully.

Fifty students sat and patiently listened to the story of Jack and his journeys. They breathlessly followed Jack as he travelled across rivers, up and down hills, through forests in search of wealth and happiness. Who will he meet? What will he find? These were the unasked questions that were on the minds of the children as the story raced on.

While narrating the story, Ummi asked the children to try and imitate the sounds that different animals make. It made the session that much more interesting.

By Yitping Tay