Day 2: Nov 21
The icy cold wind breezed through the tiny strands of my hair as I walked into the main reception. I sat on the red oval couch next to my friends as we discussed about yesterday. Unknowingly, it was 9AM and I went up to join the Jade class for the day.
We started off the day with a gym session and I assisted a few students by encouraging them to work harder. A lot of the students managed themselves really well and was experienced with the equipments. To be honest, I was very surprised that most of the students were capable to use the equipments as they can be very dangerous and requires a lot of work setting it up. We then went back to the classroom and assigned each of the students with chores such as turning off the lights, tidying the classroom, etc. I think these kinds of duties are great because it gets them to practice taking care of the environment and build a sense of responsibility. I also had the opportunity to join them for Speech Therapy and it was interesting to see how the teacher engages with the students and the exercises that they do.
Afterwards, we joined other classes for Rugby and I was really excited as I’ve always wanted to see what the sport is like. I played around with the students and guided them through the exercises as they have trouble maneuvering with the ball. We went back to the classroom and I joined 2 students at the Library for free time. One was playing “Subway Surfers” and the other one was listening to music. My ‘sister’ said she wanted to sing for me and at that moment, I felt a bit emotional because she poured her heart and soul into the song. She concluded the performance and told me that she likes me. The singing wasn’t perfect, but the fact that she was so confident to express herself was what truly touched my heart. I think this has so far been my most rewarding moment as I got the chance to connect with her (especially) and hearing her sing made me feel one step closer to her. I walked out the gate with a bubbly feeling as my heart beaten solemnly from her voice.
Author: Nicole Mak