Our BC high school volunteer group, comprised of five grade 10 students北极霞水母 , three grade 11 students and one grade 5 student, made the fifth service trip to Yunnan. Our group was praised by Principal Kraft as the best team during the five years. What did we do to gain such a reputation?
We visited three migrant centers in Kunming. The kids there are aged from 3 to 13. We taught them games, handcrafts and English songs; we painted their walls with paints that we carried all the way from Suzhou; we tutored them with their schoolwork as teachers do. Through the eyes of innocence, I felt like going back to my own childhood, setting aside the fast pace of Suzhou. Their parents are busy raising the family and do not have time to take care of them and their study. Some private organizations and charity established these centers for the kids. There are many college student volunteers who often come there to help, and I hope more and more warm- hearted people can take care of these kids.
大理的行程是锻炼领导力和意志力的怡然自得造句 。第一站是洞穴探险——攀爬到洞穴内部陡岩的顶端。看教练爬的时候很简单，自己爬起来却十分艰难，有个男生中途钻洞的时候足足用了30分钟，有的女孩子20米的高度将近爬了一个小时，但整个过程大家相互鼓励砭石的作用 ，最后所有的人都坚持下来了。通过这次不一样的体验，我深深地明白了在坚持不懈、持之以恒后，终将能看到美丽的成果粤建通。
The trip in Dali was designed for building our leadership and willpower. The first challenge was caving. After we climbed down a wild cave which our trainers have found, we needed to climb up to the summit of a steep cliff. It was so easy to watch the trainer do it考古茶社, but it was so difficult to do it by ourselves. One boy spent at least 30 minutes to pass through a tiny stone hole to reach the summit .It also took one girl nearly 1 hour to finish the 20-meters climbing. We encouraged each other during the climbing and we were so proud that finally everyone stuck to the end.
We also took part in a leadership camp in a Dali farm for two days and one night. Each group bought gifts for the next two days within certain amount of money before we went胡凯欣 , including farming tools, materials for lunch and supper for 20 persons死神方程式 , gifts for the village kids. Another job was to chat with the seller and tried to persuade them to take photos with us. This was even harder than bargaining and it made us try all the means and finally got what we wanted. It was really an incredible experience for all of us.
We lived in tents set up by ourselves which were totally different from the tents we saw in the park, only a tarp tied on the trees as the roof and a thin layer of plastic as the base. Although bothered by the wind and the insects buzzing all night圣莫丽斯 , we wished that time would stop at that moment when we were looking at the starry sky and hearing the breathing of ourselves.
We worked in the field in the day time李芊墨 , seeding, weeding watering crops and picking cherries. We also made lunch and dinner for 20 persons. A lot of problems occurred during the cooking摘星林笛儿, but we managed to solve them. There was no more exciting and stressful thing than killing a chicken by ourselves which I think might be a once in a lifetime experience.
我们带着满满的回忆回到了苏州：春城昆明的明媚阳光，俊秀旖旎的石林风光，在外教住家学做千层饼的欢乐，昆明国际学校让人垂涎的美食节，古典音乐会上飘出的优美旋律揪痧吧 ，冰场上我们相互搀扶一起前行的身影，大理扎染村白族小朋友的可爱服饰和让人拍案的表演，还有校长Mr. Kraft层出不穷的游戏、手工、歌曲和时不时冒出的各种点子。这些都会成为我们一生难忘的记忆和永远珍惜的财富！
We are back to Suzhou with lots of sweet memories :the beautiful sunshine of Kunming, the charming and gentle scenery of the stone forest, the happiness when we made the scones at the homestay, the mouthwatering cuisines at the KIA school fair, the melody lingered at the classic music concert, the moments we held each other’s hands and skate together, the most cutest and amazing costumes and performance by the Bai Zu kids and varieties of games ,handcrafts, songs and endless ideas from Mr. Kraft.
These unforgettable memories will be the most valuable things in our lives.
We hope that more and more teachers and students will join our service trip. Will you come next April?
统筹（co-ordinator）/ Peter Pan