Elizah Palme – EMTV Online, Port Moresby
As the school year winds down, Kopkop College in Port Moresby came alive on Thursday (2 November 2017) with a series of events as the College’s administration sees a practical approach in enriching its students.
The first event in the morning featured Papua New Guinea’s National Rugby League team, PNG LNG Kumuls who arrived at the school to cheering students.
The elation was mirrored on everyone’s smiling faces and wild cheering from students as each Kumul player went up to introduce himself.
Justine Olam urged the students to listen to their parents and teachers and complete their education which is a priority.
“I know you all go to Church, put God first in whatever you do.” Olam said.
The Kumul’s visit began with a warm welcome by students, staff and the administration and ended with a photo session which everyone enthusiastically participating.
It was a lifetime opportunity for many students as they were given the privilege to ask open questions to individual Kumul players. The stars had delightfully answered the students’ questions.
“From your point of view, are you in a better position to win 2017 Rugby World Cup?”, a student asked the visiting Kumuls team.
Answering the student’s question, Canberra Raiders’ center and Kumul, Kato Otio, said though World Cup is a very big competition, they have a very best team at the moment.
During the Question-And-Answer Session, it was announced that a teacher, Lorraine Saghou, had students, Wellington Albert and Stanton Albert, now both players in the Kumuls team.
The Albert brothers were her students when she was teaching at Kumin Primary School in Mendi, Southern Highlands Province. She had taught in 2009 and 2010. After thanking their teacher, the brothers made it a memorable day for Ms Saghou as she was the first to pose for photographs with them.
The PNG LNG Kumuls left Kopkop College after much fanfare, photos, and signing of autographs.