As the younger generation in Indonesia, Junior and Senior High Harapan Bangsa observes October as the month to commemorate Youth Pledge Day. Additionally, this month marks the celebration of Language and Literacy Month for the 2023-2024 academic year. Junior and Senior High Harapan Bangsa Modernhill are hosting an event titled “Youth Pledge and Book Launching,” scheduled for October 31, 2023.
The theme of this event is “Critical Thinking, Communicative, and Reflective.” By organizing the “Youth Pledge and Book Launching” activity, there is a valuable opportunity to nurture a sense of nationalism towards the Indonesian homeland. Participants will enhance their critical thinking skills to find solutions, improve communication and the expression of knowledge, and develop the ability to reflect positively on themselves.
To bring vibrancy to the Youth Pledge activities, various events have been undertaken. An inter-class bulletin board competition on the theme “Youth Pledge” was conducted, with participation from eight classes. Each student was tasked with decorating their class’s bulletin board, incorporating three languages: Indonesian, Mandarin, and English. This activity serves as a beneficial means to sharpen skills in all three languages.
The next competition involves digital poster design, to be executed in groups comprising five students each. The digital poster theme for the junior high school level is “Appreciate and Respect Everyone,” while the high school level theme is “Literacy and Library.” Participants have the flexibility to create their digital posters using platforms such as Canva or other similar tools.
The ultimate competition is “Cerdas Cermat,” where each class will have representation by three students. The questions posed will cover topics related to the Youth Pledge and general knowledge. The Cerdas Cermat Competition is divided into two levels: Junior High and Senior High. During this session, Vanka from Grade 9 took on the role of timekeeper, Diajeng from Grade 10 acted as the scorer, and Mr. Johan served as the event host and question reader.
Each group will face five questions, each carrying a value of 100 points if answered correctly. An incorrect response will result in the question being directed to the opposing group. If the answer is correct, the group earns 50 points. Following this, three additional contested questions will be presented, with participants given a 60-second time limit to provide their answers.