The Fantastic Annual SA Expo
June 2, 2015, some students in our school went to JCID to join the Inter-School Action for Service Expo 2015. This activity was a chance to show and shared the good or creative SA project which made by the student in each school to others. Besides sharing your project, it’s also a platform of communicating and learning, so that students could keep doing more and more good SA projects.
At the beginning, we were first divided into 7 big groups, each group contained the students from different schools. For each group, there was a real-world problem that the students should solved. Our group’s question was “How can international schools engage with the local community?” This was a quit hard question to all of us, because to solve this question, we should be able to work together with those who we haven’t worked with, think amply to get the solution, and finally present out discussion and solution by using poster or PPT in only 1 hour. After these activity, we knew each other better and knew that all of them has a pretty good ability, whether about the organizing, presenting or communicating.
In the afternoon, was the main part of this activity: the exhibition of SA projects. The projects that students made were focusing on three main topics. The first one is culture. Many students discussed about it. For example, Lucy from our school focused on the pigeon Shanghainese, which is related to Chinese culture; Sulli from our school had talked about the social position of women in Chinese history; also, a group from SSES had talked about the cognition of Chinese about Vietnam. This kind of topic so is related to the culture, the core of any area or society. The second one is to help and donate. This topic is the one which most of the students chosen. For example, to help the migrant children, to help the poor people, and to help the strays. The last main topic, which is about the environment, is also very popular. Some students discovered about the function and protection of the coral, some of them had explored about the environment in the Africa etc. Actually all of them are pretty great ideas.
This activity is very significant and necessary to all of the schools. Because by taking part in it, each person can spread their ideas to other. At the same time, people can also know what limitation that their project have and what can they do next, what else can they improve, so that the SA project can be more creative year by year.