2020 Ocean Awareness Bow Seat Award for SWA students

SWA students while presenting “Hidden Life”. (Photo: Prive. Doc)

IO, Jakarta – Gabriel Tambis, Ashley Gozali, Jordan Rusli, Matthew Pu- tranegoro, Aidan Latief – all students of Sinarmas World Academy (SWA), secured a world-class achievement through a Distinguished Honorable Mention Award at the 2020 Ocean Awareness Bow Seat, with a work entitled “Hidden Life”. Following the 2020 Bow Seat theme, “Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis”, participants in this international competition are encouraged to create solutions to re- alize this vision, as well as to speak out about oceans, climate, and their relationship to the future.

As residents of a maritime coun- try, community members need to collaboratively conserve its nature. It is recorded that more than 3 mil- lion km² of Indonesian territory are oceans, so it is very important to maintain awareness of environmen- tal conservation as a future respon- sibility. “We support the students’ goals in this project ,that focus on engaging listeners on the importance of awareness of coral bleaching and marine life. Their work can com- pete with more than 5,300 entries entering the 2020 Bow Seat contest from around the world. We hope that this work can inspire and influence the process of saving the underwater environment,” said Deddy Djaja Ria, General Manager of SWA, in a release received by the Independent Observer, Monday (1/2/2021).

Freddy, SWA Middle School Level Music Teacher, stated “This is an ex- traordinary experience for students in developing musical skills, because in preparing for a performance, students are urged to explore the basic knowl- edge needed, as well as being directed to present it. Music students who are registered in the global competition will prepare themselves with careful planning in teamwork which is com- piled through a successful timetable, followed by a process journal and ac- companied by documentation about their preparation as authentic evi- dence. And the most important thing is to reflect on their evaluation of the work already made so that these stu- dents can develop many other ideas.” The ongoing pandemic period poses a challenge for students to col- laborate on this song. “Over time we realize that the key to producing work is to be serious and stay focused on the final goal. We are very honored in the achievement of the 2020 Bow Seat award and hope that this work can exert a positive impact, inspiring friends to participate in the preserva- tion of depleting marine resources,” said Gabriel Tembi’s, guitarist and song composer of “Hidden Life”. (est)