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Yr 11 CAS Service Trip to Thailand ( Day6 )

11年级学生CAS课程之泰国义工旅行(第6天)


On Thursday 27th April, we set off for Koh Kho Khaoisland again at 8am and the two groups of students swapped their tasks from what they did on Tuesday. Due to the fact that there were less sweet potato seeds to sow, the gardening group only had to get one third of the field cleared as compared to Tuesday when they had plenty of papaya seeds to plant. Nonetheless, there were more smaller duties for the gardening group as well, such as painting the big, old tires recycled into flower pots and making herb pots from used coke bottles. One student soldiered on despite hurting his thumb and the willingness of giving their all was heartening to see. At the other end of the school, the painting group had difficulties evening out the shades so they had to really work together to put on the coats of paint. After a short lunch of traditional yellow rice with tofu/chicken, they went back to work. Since the seeds were sown, the gardening group started to paint the used tires stuck round the garden and transferring the small flower pots into the bigger tires painted in the morning. While making the herb pots, one student came up with the idea of using only one string to suspend two coke bottles together so it is neater and easier to hang on the bamboo sticks around the plot. His idea made the work a lot lighter for the students and everyone rejoiced at his ingenuity! Meanwhile, the painting group did not have enough paints which meant that they could not scratch out the peeling pieces too much. The principal also kindly got onto the ladder to reach higher parts of the wall to prevent accidents from the students. As a result of everyone’s hard work, by 2:30pm both groups had finished and were ready to say goodbye to the local school. The rest of the afternoon was spent resting until dinner at the beach amid gorgeous sunset hues.


427日,星期四,学生们于清早8点再次从科考岛(Koh Kho Khao)出发并且两组互换任务(与周二的小组工作互换),但是与周二的情况(木瓜幼苗的数量充足)相比,这次没有足够的红薯幼苗,所以种植组只能完成三分之一的耕种。然而,他们也被分配了其他的细小的工作,比如给废旧的大轮胎涂漆上色做成花盆,用废旧的塑料可乐瓶制作成育苗盆。有一个学生在拇指受伤的情况下也坚持完成任务,所有的学生们看到之后都深受感动。与此同时,粉刷组也在校园的另一端忙得不亦乐乎但他们也遇到了小小的挑战,即很难将墙壁粉刷的色彩均匀一致,他们不得不穿上工作外套,齐心协力,发挥团队作战的精神。

稍作休息,并吃过一些传统的鸡肉或豆腐黄米饭以后,学生们又投入到辛苦的工作之中。种植组的幼苗已经播种完毕,他们便开始给围着苗圃四周的旧轮胎上漆,并且把小的花盆移入上午漆好的旧轮胎花盆里,使得整个苗圃锦上添花。值得一提的是,在制作育苗盆的过程中,有一名学生突发奇想,提议用细线将每两个可乐瓶并排连着悬挂起来,这样看着更整齐,也更容易将瓶子系牢在苗圃四周的竹竿上。这个想法使得大家手头的工作变得更加轻省,不仅达到了事半功倍的效果,而且使得整个苗圃看起来更加美观整齐,学生们也为这个金点子拍手称赞!与此同时,由于没有足够的油漆,粉刷组不能刮除太多墙皮,这实在是一次智慧和体力的双重考验!出于对学生的安全考虑,校长亲自攀爬到梯子上替学生们粉刷高处的墙壁。由于大家的通力合作,两组学生都在下午两点半之前完成了所有工作,并且跟当地的学校告别。

当天下午,学生们统一休息直至“落日晚餐”时间。结束了一天的工作,坐在沙滩上一边欣赏着暮色四合,落霞入海,一边品尝着丰盛的传统泰式美食,言笑晏晏,天地大美尽如斯!

 

As the students strolled back to the Resort to have their Physics IA evening study with the Principal, they reflected on how swiftly these few days have passed. Because conditions are very poor at the local school, students hope other volunteers could go and continue painting the other buildings and converting more of the field into useful land. Overall, we are proud to see the thinking skills of some of the students while going about their tasks and how well they have worked together and fulfilled everything that has been asked of them. Nobody shirked their duties or gave up before their tasks were completed. Consequently, they developed perseverance and determination no matter how new they were to a situation or how averse they might be to a task. They also learned first hand about the threats facing our natural eco-systems and issues surrounding ‘sustainable development’. Most importantly, this week has been an eye-opening experience for all of them to see for themselves the difference their efforts can make on the needy. It was through ‘service’ that they realised their potential to make positive impacts on the world.


转瞬之间,已踏上归途。按照计划,学生们回到度假村继续在校长的指导下完成物理校内评估作业(IA),他们感叹着时光在不知不觉之间飞逝已近尾声。因为当地学校条件比较落后,学生们希望其他来到这里的志愿者能继续粉刷其他校舍,并把更多的荒地开垦成可耕种的土地。

总而言之,我们为学生们感到骄傲,一方面,他们在完成任务的过程中显示出不错的思考技能,另一方面,他们能埋头苦干和团队协作,并出色地完成了每一个任务。他们中没有人推卸责任,也没有因为任务难度大而半途而废。也正是因为这样,他们从中磨炼了坚持不懈的意志力,显示了不论遇到怎样新的环境,或者无论面临的挑战有多大,都能积极应对,为了完成任务而坚持到底的果敢和决心。与此同时,他们也真切了解到了我们赖以生存的自然生态系统所面临的威胁和“可持续发展”的真实内涵。最重要的是,通过这周的义工旅行,学生们不仅开阔了自己的眼界,而且也意识到个人在保护生态,帮助创造一个美好世界中的重要作用。透过亲自的社会实践和服务,他们领悟到了自己有巨大的潜能去带给这个世界正能量的影响。“星星之火,可以燎原”,征途还在继续,无限可能尽在前方!


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