Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Learning Journey @ Marina Barrage

Posted by Dawn at Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Brought my students to Marina Barrage today since they finished their Mid Year Exams. The objective for them is to learn something about Marina Barrage, go there for some kite flying fun as well as to answer some English, Science and Mathematics questions which we have for them.

The most fun part of it was definitely the kite flying as we made our way right to the top to fly.

Some of the teachers also had their try at the kite. It was very nice to see so many orange kites all in the sky as the whole Sec 1 cohort were flying them..

I was quite amazed to see how my students could fly so high without running. Moreover, most of them even told me that it was their first time flying. Their parents never brought them to fly kite before.

It just struck me how little time parents spend with their children nowadays. That is probably why the government had to initiate "Eat with your Family" Day. To me, it sounds ridiculous as I eat with my family every day around the table but I know a lot of my students told me before that they usually eat alone as their parents would come home very late. Sigh...

How I wish more people could see the relevance and importance of being together as a family...even in the small little things or actions as its these small little things that unites the family-brick by brick, layer by layer...

So please do not underestimate or disparage the importance of just sitting together with your family and eating together for your meal. Make use of this time to catch up and communicate as well!


Karmeleon on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 said...

The kites are all uniform!!! haha. Wah, these sec 1 students look quite big-sized. My elder boy is in sec 1 - think he's small in comparison.

Dawn on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 said...

yea, i realised that the sec 1s these days are getting much taller! Average height is about 1.6m!

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