on Saturday morning, at 7am most of the students had already reached school. i arrived at 645am. that is my nature to come to school earlier because it gives me some time to prepare myself and be calm before hard work.
we left school for Taman Rimba Komanwel Rawang at 8.30am. 8 buses are provided to accomodate around 250 students.it just took around 15 minutes to reach the camping site. it is beautiful with green scenery surrounded with waterfall and monkeys. what a great environment. it is definitely a genuine wood.then, the students were divided into groups for team building and group indentification. they have to create the group’s name and their battle cry. it was called LDK (latihan dalam kumpulan). Year 4 students have shown more interesting performance compared to Year 5 and Year 6. i conclude these as a result by putting Year 5 and Year 6 in the same group! it definitely will exist competition and unfortunately the seniority will always stand by itself. The chemistry has to be reformed again. therefore, the performance made by these Year 5 and Year 6 are comparatively dull.
later that afternoon, they compete in games to accumulate marks for respective groups. they did bowling, blind man, mutual understanding, tip top, and lifting ping pong bowl by using rope. most students have shown good characteristics leaders and tremendous desire to win as the marks scored are recorded through stickers which are pasted on their respective flags. it was raining that time but the game was still on since there was no lightning or thunder which will threat the safety of the kids. furthermore, it could be more challenging by adding some helps from the nature and environment.
we did night walking at 11pm. it was challenging for Year 4 as i was informed that they lost the track and struggled to find the way out. however, they have the experts along the way. just hand it over to them to settle the issue. for Year 5 and year 6, they did treasure hunt at 12.30am just by using some candle to light up the way. perrghhh! then, the next morning, we trekked the jungle until we arrived at waterfall. it was definitely good to be there as the water movement from the higher pit produced some cold wind over our faces. huh! totally worth it. the words which had caught my eyes are “Leave Nothing But Footprint and Take Nothing But Photograph”.
that afternoon, we learnt jungle cooking – to cook eggs in potatoes and onion. to roast fish and bake some MILO bread. the students were excited but again as i mentioned earlier, the competition inside the group itself still exists. Year 6 wants to execute the task and left Year 5 to do nothing. i saw that situation as a part of learning and that what we are going to face the future.
i just loved to watch students learning and doing their task. i can see that this is my calling but somehow i got trapped in the office to do some dull administrative works.
but i promised myself to come back and contribute for the kids as my profession as i know that i was born to become a teacher. and i know that without pain, it should be no gain at all.
lastly, i checked the tents which the students stayed
during the camping period. it was a tremendous feeling to see and feel the creativity of the students to build some racks for their shoes. in fact, i felt overwhelming as i know i was apart from that creativity.