BUILDING EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE
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The Character Building Camp was a good experience for me and my friends and I think it is the 2nd camp I've been in , my first was in my old school Tirtamarta . It was on the 22nd-26th of April, the secondary 1 students from all three campuses, Pondok Indah, Kelapa Gading and Kebon Jeruk, went to Cansebu in Puncak to build our characters in the camp .
I was put into group 7 as a leader with Mr.Micheal ( Mike ) being our mentor and I met new friends. I didn't really hang out with the members from my group before so the camp brought us all closer together , but i already met Mr. Mike when he was still teaching at EF. I learned to Respect Others, Self and Environment (ROSE). I learned how to use our teamwork skills work to solve difficult problems together . I learned that we should not hide our talents. I learned that I can live for 5 days without having to use my phone. I learned the importance of our parents to us so we should appreciate what they do for us.
I was healthy during the whole camp but most of the students during the camp were getting injured and sick so a few people went home. It was also hard waking up early in the morning at 5:30 am. The biggest problem for me was not having a camp fire night during the camp because in my opinion I think that every camp should have a camp fire. It's not really anyone's fault and we couldn't really do anything because we were suppose to have one at night but the rain ruined everything. But i was pretty happy to get " Best Camper Award " that night with Elfiera.
In my opinion, I find games most fun.My group was one of the first group that finish first. My group had lots of fun and we learned lots of new things.…Continue
Posted by Jozka Gillbert on May 28, 2014 at 14:27
day 1) I was so excited when i arrived into the bus, I couldn't wait to see the camp. When we reached the camp we were thought on how to build a tent and how to remember names easily, we also did a bit of outdoor activities.
day 2) The teachers told us on how they became successful they also thought us about how to be thankful, we also did the most epic outbound activity which is MUD SLIDE!! but i didnt exactly went into the mud because I caught a cold and something went wrong in my lungs, I only did a few rope walking and did a rope swing which gave me a big scar on my left arm.
day 3) That day "was" going to be the day of the camp, WE WERE GOING TO DO JUNGLE TREKKING! (yay!), But the teachers said it was cancelled due to safety issues (noooo) so instead we did some outdoor activities, it wasnt as fun as adventuring into the jungle but its something! my favorite game was the nuke, we had to bring a ping pong ball using only teamwork and leadership, we also did a bit of "cooking" we made rice using bamboo which tasted similar to normal rice but a little bit more tasty.
day 4) On that particular day I was pretty excited because I will be meeting my parents again \(^^)/ also we made a short skit about bullying, i also found a fresh leaf (its no longer fresh now), tree bark and supposed to be an insect but i wasnt allowed for the gift to my parents.
day 5) It was the day when i can finally take a sower in a civilized place, it's the end of the camp ^^.
it was kinda sad because i have to leave my new friends so i wasn't so glad about it, but overall the camp was great even though i injured my arm and caught a disease ^^.
Answers to the questions (some of it was answered already on the paragraph above.)
1. I'd say that this camp gave me more socializing skills and it gives me more independence skill.
2. the problems are that they cancelled the jungle tracking…Continue
On the 22nd of April 2014 the three campuses or RICS went on a learning journey to East Java which is basically a trip for us to learn about East Java. We had many projects we needed to do while we were on the trip but somehow we all still managed to have a lot of fun together.
During the trip I have learned so many new things. From my GP project I learned about the Tenggerese tribe. The Tenggerese tribe is a tribe that generally lives in the area around Mount Bromo and are believed to be the descendants of Roro Anteng and Joko Seger. From my Science project I managed to learn about the ecosystem in East Java and about the different species of plants and animals living there.
Mount Bromo is an active volcano that erupts every 4-5 years. There is a geology center near the mountain and the volcanologists watch the activity to see wether they can predict when the volcano is going to erupt.
While we were at Kaliandra,the place where we stayed during the trip, we had many activities such as sand painting, bamboo crafting and a traditional dance class, which i was unable to join due to the fact that i was sick and had to spend the night trying to sleep while everyone else was irritatingly shouting and screaming for the most part. We also did a high rope course and played paintball which Im sure was a fun experience for all of us. We also did a Neuro Linguistic Program where we had to balance a bottle on the edge of another bottle. It may seem impossible but surprisingly it isn't unless you believe you can do it and I have to admit it was very frustrating considering the fact that every time I actually made it work it would only last for 10 seconds at most. Even though it was hard I think that I benefitted from it because I learned…Continue
Posted by Alexandra Anya Ivkovic on May 27, 2014 at 18:40