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Yr 11 CAS Service Trip to Thailand ( Day5 )

11年级学生CAS课程之泰国义工旅行(第5天)

It was mid week, Wednesday, and we arrived at another turtle conservation center at about 8:15am. Two groups of students cleaned different tanks at separate ends of the center. This time, the algae was thicker and harder to scrub, so students had to put in a lot of energy and sweated through it. After disinfecting every turtle and returning them into their clean tanks, everyone felt a great sense of satisfaction!

一周过半,学生们于清早815分抵达第二个海龟保护中心。两组学生分别负责清洗水池。由于这次的藻类附着物很厚,清洗的困难度明显加大,学生们都一丝不苟,通力合作,直至汗流浃背,但是最后看着一只只被悉心消毒过的海龟重回到一尘不染的水池,大家都感到一种由衷的欣慰和满足。

Lunch at the village and a break followed. When everyone had showered, they attended a lesson on the importance of mangroves and the threats facing them. Then we all went on a boat ride through one of the few mangrove swamps left in Thailand. Many students were excited to see snakes for the first time and others marveled at the monkey families there as well as the odd-looking trees with over-hanging roots. However, some students were disappointed about not being able to spot the endangered tigers. On the way back, some of them reflected on the vastness of the mangrove swamp and how small our actions seem if we try to help preserve them, while others mentioned the dirty water and how people should protect the environment at the same time as preserving the mangroves.

在村里吃过午饭,稍作休息并淋浴休整以后,学生们参加了一场精彩的报告会,内容关于野生红树林对生态的重要性及其存活所面临的威胁。然后,大家乘船穿越泰国现存稀少的红树林沼泽地。有的学生因为第一次看到野生的蛇而感到新鲜有趣,有的学生则对野生的猴群和奇形怪状,甚至树根倒挂的树木惊讶不已,但是有的学生也因为未能一睹濒危野生老虎的真容而倍感遗憾。返程途中,有的学生感叹在广袤无边的红树林沼泽地面前我们能做的护林工作几乎是微乎其微,而有的学生则提到水污染状况,人们应如何保护环境去拯救珍贵的红树林,以维持生态的平衡。

Back at the restaurant in the Resort, five groups of students learned how to make five different Thai dishes such as chicken curry, Tom Yam soup, glutinous rice dessert and Pad Thai with the help of the expert chefs. It was an immensely enjoyable experience and everything was eaten up in a few minutes! The leaders then did a reflection session with the students in which they had to jot down in pairs the skills they had learned so far, both academic/professional and personal ones. Each pair then shared their ideas with the others and how those skills would be useful in their future. Among the interesting ideas were teamwork and strategic planning in the completion of tasks set. After that, most of them voted to skip the evening game due to fatigue, so they were dismissed for the night.

回到度假村的酒店之后,学生们分成5组,在专业厨师的指导下烹制各色泰式佳肴,如咖喱鸡、冬阴功汤、糯米甜点和泰式炒河粉。亲自下厨制作异国风情的食物,这对于学生们来说是一次乐趣无穷的体验,所有美食刚上餐桌便在片刻之间如风卷残云般被“一扫而光”!接着带队者和学生们一起做了反思陈述活动,他们必须两两成对,简洁地记录下目前为止所学到的学术或专业技能和个人所得。每对学生也要与其他学生相互分享和交流想法,讨论了这些技能如何应用于以后的学习生活中去。在热烈的讨论中,学生们产生了不少有趣的想法并达成了一些共识,如大家都意识到团队合作的精神和制定战略性计划在高效完成任务中的重要性。最后,在一天忙碌但充实的活动之后,学生们也倍感疲惫,因此被允许暂时掠过晚间游戏活动,解散回寝休息。


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