The field trips that I get to go on at Branksome Hall Asia are super cool. The grade 11s and 12s that I work with are involved with different CAS activities for the International Baccalaureate program. Every other Monday, I have the pleasure of taking six of my students to an after school care center where they teach little kids art and music. Three of them teach art, two teach piano, and one teaches the violin. There are maybe twenty children at the center, maybe a couple more, ranging from four or five to twelve-years-old, I think.
Honestly, each visit is crazy. The center has two pianos with one in a separate room, so the music kids all divide and conquer. Everyone else does art. And it starts off well. But those young boys only like to sit still for so long and at about 30 to 45 minutes, we lose a few of them to the movement urge (which is often accompanied by the need to shout and play tag). But amid all the crazy, it is still a lot of fun. My students really show these kids that they care through their actions and each week the kids are excited to see them. I also find it fun when the little ones try and talk to me. The really young ones prattle on in Korean while others try to use the few English words that they know.
The other field trips I get to go on are related to student well-being. The students in residence are pretty much stuck at the school and they work incredibly hard all week. I have taken girls to the library to study on Friday nights and early on weekend mornings. Seriously. Some of these girls never stop. Because of that, we dons try and plan outings to give the girls a fun break away from the residence.
This past Sunday, students had the option to go Ziplining for a couple hours. Only three signed up (out of the 42), but we still went and had a blast. It was a long drive to the other side of Halla Mountain to get to to the venue, but the facilities were stunning and the staff was incredibly efficient.
|View from the top of the first ziplining tower.|
That's all for now.
Love and Hugs.
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