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Grade 8 Students Participated in the Live-in Programme 2019 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 March 2019 17:26

Sekolah Pilar Indonesia organized an annual live-in programme for Grade 8 students from the 10th up to 16th of February 2019. The purpose of the programme is to transform the students to be independent, highly-principled and to appreciate diversity and Indonesian culture. This programme allowed the students to experience living with host families and take part in local community activities.

This year, the programme lasted for about a week in Yogyakarta. We started the journey by train from Gambir to Tugu Station. The next day, they learnt the process of making manure which would be used as fertilizer and how to make salted eggs and harvest snake fruit (salak). They learnt a lot of aspects of entrepreneurship through this experiential learning.

They also visited SDIT Ibnu Abbas. With the primary students, they played some games related to the materials from the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. The students were very enthusiastic and enjoyed the games. After the visit, they learnt how to make crafts from banana petioles. The students were very creative and came up with brilliant ideas for their crafts. They also learnt the process of planting papayas and chilies and had the chance to harvest papayas and bananas.

On the third day of the live in programme, the students learnt to plant paddy seedlings. They listened to the instructions given and excitedly gave it a try. They also learnt to plough the land, using a traditional plough drawn by buffaloes beforehand, to loosen the soil, so it would be ready for planting. After that, they cleaned the buffaloes in the stream nearby.

They also had the opportunity to visit the Palace of Yogyakarta (Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat) and Taman Sari Water Castle. The students explored the history of the Yogyakarta Sultanate and observed the royal artifacts. They also admired the Javanese architectural style and watched a dance performance. It was great to learn more about the history and culture of Yogyakarta. The students were very excited and asked a lot of questions.

They also had the opportunity to organise “Tebus Murah”, a charity event held for the villagers in Karanggeneng area, in the last day of the live-in programme. Thank you very much parents, teachers, our facilitators from Karangasri Outbound and all parties who have supported the programme.


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