Fun Day under the Coronavirus Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has sadly caused many of our school activities to be cancelled – Swimming Gala, post-exam activities, study tours outside Hong Kong and a number of summer extra-curricular activities in the last school year. Only half-day classes have been allowed since the resumption of face-to-face teaching on Sep 29, Outdoor Activity Day and Athletics Meets could no longer be held in November as planned.
It is on our mind that all students could do in the past months was waiting – waiting for the day to resume school, to meet one another, to create memories of their many first and last times. Without much hesitation, our staff team decided that the days reserved for Athletics Meets (Nov 12-13) should remain a fun experience, which we felt was long overdue. That was the birth of Fun Days.
On each of the two Fun Days, half of the students came back. Among the many considerations, the theme of current school plan – ‘To Create, To Share and To Explore Together; To Persevere, To Be Grateful and To Grow Together’ – guided us through to make Fun Days an embodiment of STMC’s life education:
1. to enrich students’ experiential learning through hands-on activities,
2. to bring out the importance of perseverance and growth in the process over that of over-reliance on goal-oriented thinking,
3. to create opportunities for students of various intelligences to shine, and
4. to create peer interactions and a shared experience of collaboration and appreciation.
In view of these, on Fun Days, each form had, firstly, a class-based period for the class committees to lead activities that could create memories as well as build solidarity and a sense of belonging; and there were form-based experiential activities in the other period:
Questions on current issues and subject matters, riddles and spelling bee were prepared to challenge randomly picked students. Students were thrilled to have fought a battle of wits.
Form Two & Form Three
There was a lot of fun, too, in the six experiential activities:
Handicraft: Art Installation and Leather Workshop
Sports: Floor Curling and Just Dance
Aesthetic awareness: Flower Arrangement and Mobile Snapshot
Form Four & Four Six
Students and teachers were all ‘in the zone’ when they are fighting and discussing strategies to win and protect one another at the same time. They have shown a lot of teamwork.
Form Five students registered to participate in one of the four activities led by the student union. They got to choose from Party Games, Guess the Song, Badminton Match and the popular card game The Werewolf of Millers Hollow.Members of Aster, the student union, expressed that they have learnt a great deal organizing and the students had a great time participating.
Members of Aster, the student union, expressed that they have learnt a great deal organizing and the students had a great time participating.