Last time I wrote about the Multi Grade lesson we observed at Kouk Lun Primary School, a small school about 20km out of town. Today I visited the school to make the video and to present prizes to the winners of our gender story writing competition.
Whilst sat in the open air meeting area I was struck by how nicely the children were playing. There was nobody to supervise them or organise games but I witnessed a lot of activity. The playing area consists of rough ground under the shade of a large tree and a climbing frame with tyre swings. No pushing, arguing or fighting. Once again, the pictures tell the story.
|The picturesque setting of Kouk Lun Primary School. Girls are playing a chasing game.|
|This game is a bit like Cat and Mouse. I didn't understand the significance of the two in the middle!|
|Boys and girls played together|
|Some children chatted with friends|
|.... others preferred to swing alone|
|Boys play at kicking flip-flops, a Cambodian favourite|
|Under the flag is a comfortable place to eat snacks|
|Beautiful rock garden behind the bike park. A bit dry as we've had no rain for months.|
The Grade 5/6 teacher again taught a lovely lesson that I can now share with all staff and trainees through the video. He also demonstrated good techniques for using the blackboard with a curtain, something else that will benefit trainees. It's great to find a teacher who can set an example to the future generation of teachers. I am extremely grateful to him for all his help.