But beyond all these, our boys got to learn self discipline, mutual respect, punctuality, carefulness, sympathy, and giving a helping hand. Learning takes place anywhere and anytime, be it just an ignorance to a peer who forgot to speak English in the tour, approaching a receptionist to help with a vender machine, requesting a swimming child to help with a sunken souvenir on behalf of a peer, buying gifts for a participant who was feeling unwell, or simply reminding one another of the impending meeting time. These authentic scenarios I observed today reinforce the significance of overseas exposure and getting out of one's safe zone.
Two more days to go with solid school experience. I hope there will be more unanticipated learning opportunities and memorable moments for us all. I'm sure there will be.
Dr H C Lee