Registration deadline: 1 July 2020 (Wednesday)

Competition Day: 15 July 2020 (Wednesday). Participants will record their videos at their own school or home WITHOUT the need to come together physically (by using the Moo-O's Distance Collaboration feature). They will then submit their video entries online by 9pm on the same day. The competition details (including competition login account) will be sent to the teacher mentors of the participating schools after the registration is closed.

Announcement of Results: 29 July 2020 (Wednesday). Results will be announced on Moo-O's Facebook Page and teacher-mentors of winning teams will also be notified by email. Prizes, door gifts and certificates of participation will be delivered to all participating schools between 3 August 2020 (Monday) and 21 August 2020(Friday).
- To motivate students to read and speak fluently and expressively in English.
- To cultivate a love for the English language through a fun, engaging and immersive way of reading.
Winners : Gold Award
OPERA ESTATE PRIMARY SCHOOL (click here to watch video)
RAFFLES GIRLS' PRIMARY SCHOOL (click here to watch video)
YISHUN PRIMARY SCHOOL (click here to watch video)
CHIJ OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE (click here to watch video)
GONGSHANG PRIMARY SCHOOL (click here to watch video)

Silver Award
ADMIRALTY PRIMARY SCHOOL (click here to watch video)
MARYMOUNT CONVENT SCHOOL (click here to watch video)
RULANG PRIMARY SCHOOL (click here to watch video)
HONG WEN SCHOOL (click here to watch video)
ANGLO-CHINESE SCHOOL (JUNIOR) (click here to watch video)

Bronze Award -
BEDOK GREEN PRIMARY SCHOOL (click here to watch video)
UNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL (click here to watch video)
WELLINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL (click here to watch video)
EUNOS PRIMARY SCHOOL (click here to watch video)
METHODIST GIRLS_ SCHOOL (PRIMARY) (click here to watch video)
Judges' Comments : "It was very enjoyable watching the students' portrayal of various characters in the story through the Moo-O software. Most of the students spoke with accurate and appropriate pronunciation and intonation. Fluency was evident in many of the students' story narration process. I loved the way students employed the expressive use of voice, sounds and facial expressions to convey meaning and make the story come alive. Equally impressive was their ability at handling the audio and visual resources of the Moo-O software. The students evidently had fun. Well done to all!"
- Dr Kiren Kaur

"All of the students did such a great job. I'm very impressed with the way they acted in the videos. I look forward to seeing the winners."
- Mr R. Alan Davis

"The students make very good storytellers! It was encouraging to see the effort that the students had put in. It could be seen from the expressions in their voices, right down to the little creative details like sound effects. Some stories had more room for creative expressions, others slightly lesser. But one area that was done consistently well across the teams was fluency and pronunciation. The students understood the stories and articulated it well.

If there was one area that could be improved, it would be facial expressions. Facial expressions help bring emotions across. A person telling a story with a happy face will naturally use a happy voice. Similarly, if someone tells a story with a sad face, he or she will likely use a sad voice. So facial expressions help to bring the tone of the voice across too. There were some good attempts at incorporating facial expressions in some of the videos. But it would be good to see more of that.

Overall, the students did well. I really enjoyed watching through all the videos. Great job and good team effort!"
- Ms Janesa Wong

"Stories were generally well narrated and all the teams worked hard to think of different ideas to use different sounds and facial expressions to enhance their story telling. Teams that did well showed good comprehension of the story and the nuances in feelings and emotions and carried that through to their performances.
- Ms Tan Yi Ting

"It was a delight to engage with the thought and creativity behind these young orators' choices in storytelling. These ranged from their choice of voicework, expression, intonation and pacing. Ultimately I wish I didn't have to grade these at all, but I hope that every single one of them enjoyed the process of making these characters come to life for all of us!
- Ms Pooja Nansi

"I really enjoyed how the students engaged creatively with the texts, experimenting with different character voices to give colour and personality to their reading. The best teams worked well as a group to tell the story."
- Ms Amanda Chong

1) Dr Alexius Chia
Associate Dean, Practicum & Partnerships,
Office of Teacher Education, English Language & Literature,
National Institute of Education.
Alexius started his career teaching English Language and Literature to secondary school students. Before he joined NIE, he was a Head of Department/English Language & Literature at two local Singapore schools. At NIE, he has held the following positions: Assistant Dean, International & School Partnerships, Office of Teacher Education (2015-2018), Head of the Teachers Language Development Centre (2012-2015), PGDE(Sec) Coordinator (2007-2012), English Language Content Enhancement Programme Coordinator (2008-2009). He is currently the Associate Dean, Practicum & Partnerships at the Office of Teacher Education. Although the bulk of his work revolves around teacher education programmes, Alexius remains very much in touch with schools. He continues to engage teachers through workshops, talks and research projects. Alexius received the NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2014. He was also awarded the NTU Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010.

2) Dr Kiren Kaur
English Language & Literature,
National Institute of Education.
Dr Kiren Kaur d/o Ratan Singh is currently lecturing at NIE. She runs the postgraduate English programs for trainee teachers at NIE. Before that, she taught at Yumin Primary School and has had about 15 years of primary school teaching experience.

3) Mr R. Alan Davis
Curriculum Consultant,
McGraw-Hill Education.
R. Alan Davis is currently a curriculum consultant for McGraw-Hill Education in Singapore. He has over 20 years of experience in English education and training which includes curriculum design, online instruction, and project design, implementation and management. He has worked in Australia, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. He led countrywide training programs in Thailand and the United Arab Emirates for primary and secondary teachers. He earned a degree in Anthropology from the University of Washington and a Masters in TESOL from the University of Technology, Sydney. His primary interests include brain-based education, creativity, student engagement and the use of technology in education.

4) Ms Janesa Wong
Factual Content Producer and Writer.
Ms Janesa Wong has produced shows for Mediacorp.

5) Ms Tan Yi Ting
Private School Teacher.
Ms Tan Yi Ting was an English teacher at MOE primary schools for a number of years before she left the service to pursue a career in the private education sector to enrich her teaching experiences. An ICT enthusiast, Yi Ting is always looking for ways to make her classroom lessons more lively and upbeat, just like her taste in music.

6) Ms Pooja Nansi
Festival Director, Singapore Writers Festival
Committee Member, Speak Good English Movement
Pooja Nansi is the current festival director of the Singapore Writers Festival. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Stiletto Scars (2007) and Love is An Empty Barstool (2013). Her key performance work includes her one-woman show, You Are Here which explores issues of migration through personal family histories. She also wrote and performed Thick Beats for Good Girls with Checkpoint Theatre which opened in April 2018 and explored the intersections between feminism, identity and Hip Hop. She was a recipient of the Young Artist Award in 2016. She is also the co-founder of Other Tongues, a literary festival of minority voices.

7) Ms Amanda Chong
State Counsel
Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC)
Committee Member, Speak Good English Movement
Amanda Chong is a lawyer trained in Cambridge and Harvard, who writes poems during lunch breaks. Her first collection, Professions, was published in 2016 and shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2018. Her poetry has been engraved on the Marina Bay Helix Bridge and included in the Cambridge International GCSE syllabus. She also co-founded ReadAble (, a non-profit which aims to improve social mobility by empowering children and migrant women in low-income communities with literacy.
: Gold Award (5 teams) -
Each winning team gets:
1 x Team Trophy (for school)
3 x Gold Medals (for students)
3 x Gold Award Certificates (for students)

Silver Award (5 teams) -
Each winning team gets:
1 x Team Trophy (for school)
3 x Silver Medals (for students)
3 x Silver Award Certificates (for students)

Bronze Award (5 teams) -
Each winning team gets:
1 x Team Trophy (for school)
3 x Bronze Medals (for students)
3 x Bronze Award Certificates (for students)

Merit Award (30 teams) -
Each winning team gets:
3 x Merit Award Certificates (for students)

Supported By : Speak Good English Movement (SGEM)
Organised By : Teevers Pte Ltd (Developer of Moo-O)
Sponsors :
  1. Speak Good English Movement (SGEM)
  2. McGraw-Hill Education
  3. Teevers Pte Ltd (Developer of Moo-O)
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