Year 4 and 5 students were involved in the trip as well. A few enjoyable activities were drawn up for the day by our teachers; Mr.Mike, Mr.Basri and Miss Fazita for the children. The slots were well thought of to give the students some kind of learning experience that otherwise would never be gained in the classroom.
Students were taught how to erect a tent, in which they must know how to pick a suitable spot for camping, how to build racks from tree branches, how to use different kinds of knots for dressing wounds and also how to survive in water/from drowning.
|The short trail leading to the camp-site.|
|Enthusiastic kids with equally excited teachers posing by the river.|
It took a 10 minutes-drive and a bit of walking to arrive at the site. After unloading all the things needed, the students erected tents supervised by Mr.Larry and Mdm. Munga.
|Mr.Larry showing the children the right way to build up a tent.|
Afterwards it was up to Mr.Basri, Mr.Ngelambai and Miss Fazita to handle the kids in a 'simpulan' competition. The students were divided into groups, and they competed to be the best among them in doing any type of knots instructed by the teachers.
|Each group had a teacher as their own facilitator. Here, Mr.Asyraf was giving instructions to the students assigned to him.|
|Clinton and Brooklyn attempting a knot.|
|Arthur bringing his completed knot to be checked and judged by Mr.Basri.|
Up next, playtime with 'kain anduh'!! No, actually this time around the students have to compete with each other in making the right sling & dressings for different kind of wounds (i.e head wound, broken arm, simple wound dressing etc.)
|Dressing head wounds.|
In water confidence slot, the students were given demonstrations by Mr.Ngelambai on how to save oneself and others from drowning. The correct use of lifejackets was taught,too.
By the way, barbecuing, swimming, fishing were included in the day's itinerary too. ^_^
That would be in the next entry here, I presumed.