Thursday, October 11, 2012
School Market Day
Fall is here with clear blue skies and cool breezes, and I am reminded that a whole year has gone by. Around this season schools like to hold festive markets where the students come out and buy stuff. Usually the stuff for sale is donated by parent volunteers. This week my school had their School Market, and I joined in with the students haggling for things such as pencils and toys. It really was a lot of fun.
This year the English department got involved by baking goods and donating money for store-bought sweets. Also some teachers helped man our booth and have the kids practice buying stuff in English. It was fun to see students excited to interact with the foreign teachers, and I think this kind of out-of-the-classroom experience was good for them.
Items also for sale included school uniforms and used clothing, and keep in mind all the profits went to charity.
I wouldn't mind seeing more events like this with the English teachers involved, however I know it would mean a lot more extra work. Anyways, I got myself a few packs of pencils, but saw a few toys I wish I had bought. However, the kids had a blast and that's what is more important.