Workshop at Binus School
Last week I went to Bina Nusantara (Binus) School which is a very big school in Jakarta. I met Mr. Boy Luna, who a friend of my host Arianne, at his house. Mr. Boy is a Filipino artist and he is the Head of the Arts Department of Binus School.
After discussing my project with Mr. Boy, I wrote a proposal addressed to the school’s principal stating what I plan to do in their school and just after a few days I had a very nice workshop with about 90 students from grades 3, 4 and 5. As always we talked about 2 subjects– traveling and trees. Having a talk and showing some pictures about traveling and different countries always make children more interested to participate in the workshop about trees.
I asked the children to write some stories about trees and after 4 days I collected all their stories, and as soon as I get the chance, I will publish the good ones in my website. It is so wonderful. When I came back to the school to collect the stories, one of the students gave me a small plant, and she told her teacher that Mohammad love plants and I prefer to give him a plant instead of a story.
Many thanks to Mrs. Shalini and Mr. Boy who helped me to hold that workshop. I also brought to the school four indoor trees to plant and each class will plant a tree in their garden.
25 Jan 2008