I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride
To make it easier, let the children’s laughter
Remind us how we used to be…
Well, last week, Melissa had what they called a school experience where they had to go to a school over there in Wellington, New Zealand for a week, or 4 and a half days to be exact, to observe the things going on and do a bit of teaching. She had to teach a lesson and a teacher was assigned to be her some kind of mentor.
Well, kids will be kids! No matter where, no matter what colour or creed, they’re all the same – delightful, playful, naughty and full of fun as kids should be! Melissa certainly enjoyed teaching them to sing a Malaysian song, “Burung kaka tua“ (which I taught her to sing when she was a kid) and she particularly loved the assembly which was so informal and everybody danced to “Stayin’ Alive”! Golly gee! If I were there, guess who would be the first to strike the all-too-familiar John Travolta’s signature pose…
…a very well-extended version, that is! LOL!!! And they had a concert that week too – centred around the theme song from the one-time very popular TV series. “The Greatest American Hero” and aimed at building up the sense of self esteem in the children.
Don’t you think that is all so very nice? I certainly would love to teach there – compared to the examination-centred pressure-cooker school environment that we have here…with the very pathetic stressed-out students, all the way right up from kindergarten…
Sorry, the original photographs in this post have been removed owing to some official policy overseas. In this connection, parts of the post have been edited.