The Sino Junior Reporter Programme is an opportunity for students to attend a journalism workshop to learn about news writing and interviewing. They are then put to the test and have to produce an article on which they're judged. The theme for this programme changes each year to give students a chance to appreciate different kinds of culture.
In modern-day Singapore, national heritage is often perceived, especially by the young, as an heirloom that is not very impressive and is to be put aside uncared for until the time is right to pass it on to the next generation to do the same.
Gone are the times where trishaws traversed the narrow unpaved streets that once characterised Singapore. Long missed are the days where city lights did not dim the glow of the stars that spanned across the night sky.
Writing skills are usually the most difficult to acquire in a foreign language. Getting some help from experienced journalists is a great opportunity, and this is what happened to close to 30 students who joined the Sino Junior Reporter Programme held in cooperation with Young Post.