In June, our school held their annual Technical Day. Technical Day was held on a Saturday. The weeks leading up to the actual event were a buzz with activity both in and outside the classrooms. The myriad of preparations, practices, and projects made for a very busy time around here.
Technical Day is a day where students showcase all they have and are learning both academically and technically. Students also perform dance, showcase how to decoratively skirt a table, frost and decorate a cake, fold table napkins into fancy designs, and set a table for a formal meal. Many projects, and other work that students have done in various classes are put on displayed to show their learning and skills.
I, along with Danita (fellow LMH missionary) and another teacher, were in charge of displaying student work for the English Department. Also, Ms. Mirio (teacher) and I, were in charge of the arts and crafts group and displayed some of the crafts students made. I taught students how to create beautiful wall art from toilet roll paper holders, spray paint and embellishments. I was very proud of their work. They created beautiful wall art.
The actual day of the event was a great success. Many parents and family members attended, and a good time was had by all. The students proudly displayed and/or performed to show their skills, and parents were beaming with pride!
In July, we had a Sports Day where our students competed against each other in various sports and activities. During the year, our students are separated into four different color groups…red, blue, green and yellow. They are given a sports uniform top in the color of the group they belong to. (FYI, the groups are called “houses” here. I, along with another teacher, was in charge of the Green house.)
The days leading up to the actual Sports Day, again found us busy with practices and meetings with our “house.” Each house was asked to do a special precision march, create a cheer/chant, and design a “house” flag.
On the actual day, we gathered in front of the school office, took some pictures and off we went to the soccer stadium/park next door. The sisters rented space for the day. Parents also were invited to join the fun. Student Houses competed in soccer and volleyball. Then we all settled down for some lunch (picnic/potluck style).
After all had their fill, we continued with other activities such as a Limbo dance competition, balloon popping, potato sack race, and other relay type of races/games. This day was a great day of fun and bonding for all students, parents, faculty and administration. The candidates (girls interested in religious life living here) and the other employees (workers) also joined in the fun. My Green house received no first, second, or third place in competitions, but they enjoyed playing and competing none-the-less.
Stay tuned for Part III: Clean-a-thon & Faculty Gathering