St Michael’s Institution’s annual charity night was held on Tuesday, August 18 at its school hall.
The night of entertainment began with the screening of the top five short films of the Michaelian Talent Show titled, “13 Years a Michaelian”, “The One Kid You Don’t Know About”, “Boys will be Boys”, “White Coffee Love” and “Perfection Desired”.
“This showcases the talent of the students in our first-ever video clips competition. They’re not professionals yet they’ve produced something on par with the real ones. It takes a lot of patience,” said Madam Chan Nyook Ying, principal of SMI, to Ipoh Echo.
Miss Saras, a staff member with Salvation Army Girls Home, who attended with 14 primary and secondary school kids, told Ipoh Echo that the children were very happy to be there.
“By the way they clap their hands showed that they really enjoyed the show. We look forward to similar activities in the future because it helps to bring them into society as they don’t have a proper functioning family,” said George, a houseparent from the Salvation Army Boys Home. He had with him 25 boys from the Home.
More performances, such as an electrifying cello and electric guitar fusion gig, solo singing and live band performance, followed after dinner. The hall was decked with rotating multi-coloured LED spotlight and fairyland-like fogs providing a very festive mood.
Among those present were Dato’ Brother Vincent Corkery, former Brother Director of SMI, Joseph Michael Lee, Chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association, parents, teachers and students.
Over 85 residents from Salvation Army Girls Home, Salvation Army Boys Home, Anning Home in Ampang, Jelapang Old Folks Home and Praise Home were invited. “This is the biggest number so far. We expect more next year so the whole hall can be filled up,” said Peter Khiew, a member of the school teaching staff.