School starts at 7 AM here. Kids start arriving at 6. School finished at 5PM. One advantage of not having Playstations at home I guess.

Showers were cool, one teacher has to pump the water using a “stairmaster” like machine whilst the other teacher gets a shower! They called it “natural temperature” water. I called it cold, but fair enough.

We started workshops at 7:30 and just worked through solving the rest of the teachers’ problems, the rules of Genki English, more teaching techniques and building their self confidence and “I can do it” attitude. We also had new teachers so one technique I use here is to give the lesson plans that the teachers wrote yesterday to the new teachers to see if they can do them!

It was also great when one JHS teacher said “Oh no, I can’t do this” to which all the other teachers spun round and shouted “Yes, you can!” Nice.

It was also brilliant when we were doing the “kids aren’t interest” points. Every time we sat down to do something boring you couldn’t see a kid for miles. As soon as we started a Genki English song or game it seemed like we had every kid in the school trying to see in the windows or actually joining in with us!

Richard Graham

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2 Responses to “Cambodia School Day”

  1. Rosebud

    “β€œnatural temperature” water. I called it cold, but fair enough.” LOL
    I love these glimpses of life on your travels, it helps to put problems of dried up glue and blunt scissors into perspective. It must be so rewarding to see the turnaround you achieve through your workshops.

  2. Carol

    It is fascinating to witness your travels and hear of the changes brought by you and Genki English! This area ressembles French Guiana quite a bit.

    The water takes a bit of getting used to, especially in the rainy season when the water is even cooler! Brrr

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