Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Field Trip After the Charity Sale...

Twenty-five of my KS3-KS4s just returned from an enjoyable and eye-opening visit to a local AOG run school for under-privileged students this morning. My Grace students were excited to meet the students they worked so hard to raise money for at my recent Charity Sale. At the school they Grace students sang several traditional Christmas carols before listening to the Bengali students and teacher sing Bengali Christmas carols, dance, and perform drama for us. We finished with sharing a local misti treat made from muri, and then playing an energetic game of “Simon Says,” or in this case, “Simon Bali” with the local students.

Rachel, a Grace Year Ten student, shared her thoughts on the trip with me:

“I was so happy to have the opportunity to go and visit an AOG school with my classmates. It was a great experience. I loved the energy of the students that attended the school. They were talented, happy and well behaved children. I think what I enjoyed the most about the trip to the AOG school was when the students performed for us. They didn’t appear to be shy and seemed to love the attention. The school has 120 students and they all are taught in one room, but those children seemed to always have a smile on their face. This has taught me to be grateful and happy with what we have at Grace.”


  1. Love your student's testimony especially!

  2. Thanks, she's a great girl!

    I do believe you're my most dedicated commentor:)