by Ni Nengah Merdekawati, EBPP English Teacher
Pada 22nd dan 23rd September 2016, EBPP proudly hosted Mount Barker Community College for their 5th annual visit since 2012, this year with 8 high school students aged 15-16 dan tiga guru, led as always by their creative and inspiring Geography teacher, Mr Callum Gribble.
As soon as they arriving at EBPP Ban officeat 09.30am on the 22nd, Komang Kurniawan, Pemimpin tim, explained about the program and introduced EBPP staff. At the first day, Mount Barker and crew piled up onto two EBPP four wheels drive trucks heading to Darmaji School, arriving at 10.30am.
They had planned many educative activities for EBPP students namely; hotel kelas, Kelas matematika, kelas komputer, dan kelas musik. They have done these activities with a duration of 30-45 minutes for each activity.
At the hotel class, dipimpin oleh mahasiswa dari Mount Barker, mereka telah mengajar bahasa Inggris untuk pariwisata. Para siswa bertindak keluar bermain menjadi majikan Hotel; there was a student who acts as a receptionist, tamu, dan penjaga tas (pelayan). Mount Barker students hold on bigposters with English phrases as the dialogue at the play and our students reading them while act out the play. It was fun because the students could learn English and practiced their reading and speaking abilities through native speaker. At the end the students were playing a game called “traditional kids charades” the students guess the word by acting it out which related to some vocabulary about animals, activity,and object.
At Mathematic class, the students were doing some fun games related with calculating called “Bingo” where the students put a counter on the cards written numbers on it and they also answer questions based on the number where the counter lays. Besides, the students also played a game related with money. They should pay the money based on the price written on the card. The last one at Math class, the students played a slap game by using solitaire cards. The students enjoyed the games, they felt learning math (calculation) such in a real situation.
Berikutnya, ada kelas musik di mana para siswa membuat kebisingan seperti tapi terdengar benar-benar baik. siswa EBPP berkolaborasi dengan dua anak laki-laki dari Mount Barker yang berbakat dalam bermain musik. Mereka juga diajarkan siswa kami dalam bermain tali, not balok, dan irama.
Di kelas komputer siswa diajarkan bagaimana mengoperasikan komputer dan menyalin gambar mereka telah diambil dari kamera ke laptop, mereka juga melakukan beberapa presentasi melalui program power point.
Pada saat istirahat siswa bermain olahraga seperti voli, melempar dan menangkap menggunakan bola lengket, dan mereka juga belajar juggling diajarkan oleh Mr Gribble. Setelah makan siang bersama, Mount Barker menyerahkan beberapa hadiah disumbangkan untuk EBPP dan mengambil gambar bersama-sama.
Pada hari kedua kunjungan mereka, sekitar 08.30 am Mount Barker dan kru tiba di pusat Daya Bambu ketika Callum ditanya DavidBooth,EBPP Pendiri, untuk menjelaskan tentang program. Kali ini Mount Barker dan kru dibagi menjadi dua kelompok. One group learning Bamboo weaving with primary students from Pengalusan and the other one groups learning Balinese dance. Each activity was done in rotation, around one hour in one group.
At dance lesson, the students from Mount Barker learned Balinese traditional dances called “Wirayuda” for boys and “Puspanjali” for girls. First they learned about the basic movements called “Agem” to stretch out their body then continued with the real movements of the dance. Meskipun mereka merasa benar-benar keras tapi masih menikmati pelajaran dan mereka telah mencoba sebagai yang terbaik yang mereka bisa. Sementara di bambu tenun, our primary students had shown their ability in weaving bamboo into a product such as a steamer and a basket. Beberapa siswa Mount Barker yang baik dalam menenun dan mereka membawa pulang produk yang mereka telah membuat.
Around 12.00 am setelah makan siang,Mount Barker and crew went to visit Cegi School. pada Cegi, all seniorstudents were learning music and Bahasa Indonesia. There was a group vocal Cegi has shown their talented in playing music instruments and singing songs entitled “Thank You”, “Deep in My Heart”, and “One Call a Way”. Before heading to Daya Bamboo Centre, Mount Barker and crew went to visit the community at Cegi hamlet to see the activity of the people in that community and how they carry out their life by make use of agricultural product provided at their field. After walking around through the village, tentang 01.30 pm Mount Barker and crew went back to Daya Bamboo centre to join with Ketut Swastika in learning bamboo.
A lot of difference activities we have done between EBPP students and Mount Barker has become unforgettable experiences for both of us and we enjoyed very much every single of the activities. Terima kasih banyak atas kunjungan Anda dan donasi Anda mudah-mudahan tahun depan kita akan bertemu lagi.