Not a single student returned without learning something new - how to climb a coconut tree, how to make Malaysian pancakes and banana fritters...
Without trying some thing different - washing their plates after meals, making their beds, 30 seconds cold showers.
Without a new social experience - helping a friend on the obstacle challenges, walking with a friend at night to fill up their water bottle, chatting with a student from 5.2 over meals...
Listening to otters shriek in the mornings....
View life from the lens of a 10 year old, and it will bring much humour and joy. That sums up my experience with my grade 5 students at ISS.
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