On Friday 3 June 2016, British School Manila Year 6 classes welcomed the children from their Service Learning Partner, The Gala Foundation, based in Angono, Rizal.
‘We decided to invite Gala to BSM and use the money we had have raised to provide fun activities we could do with the children - to help us get to know each other,’ said a student from class 6GP.
Over the past few weeks BSM Year 6 students have worked hard to raise money for The Gala Foundation through their 'Money Matters' project. The students sold a range of products on BSM campus, to their fellow students, over a 2-day period and raised over PhP30,000.
During the visit by Gala, each Year 6 class led a different event. 6GP class began the day with sport, year 6AD then led an art project and 6GD finished the morning with an ICT activity.
‘It was fun and this was just the first step in working with the Gala Foundation,’ said a student from 6GP. ‘We will continue to support them next year in other ways.’
Some notes from BSM students about the morning:
"During the Gala visit I liked doing sports with them, tennis and poison ball. I loved spending time with them, showing them around our school and walking and chatting. -student from 6GP class
When Gala came to Year 6 we had prepared 3 activities for them. My class helped them to decorate a bag which they could then take to their house. We made many new friends and my Year 6 friends agree that it was an experience we won't forget. - student from 6AD class
During the Gala visit I really enjoyed working with the children on the ICT activity as we got to teach them how to edit pictures. They made a personal card which they took home to decorate their rooms. - student from 6GD
It was a fun morning for everyone involved and a special 'Thank You' to Miss Gemma, BSM's wonderful PLA, for helping to organise a memorable experience.
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