台東部落的孩子們都好熱情啊!報名人數大爆滿呢!原本還有點擔心因為接近考試,孩子的出席率會下降,這都要感謝郭老師一直教導孩子們負責任的觀念,讓孩子對於報名這樣的承諾認真以待,當然,對於不斷進步與推陳出新的課程,嚮光協會也會繼續努力的!

With the pressure of upcoming exams, we were pleasantly surprised and honored that our workshop at FUKID was so popular, filling up fast with several names on the waitlist. Teacher Kuo told us that ever since we first visited in 2013, Bright Side activities are increasingly popular with the children in the area. (ENG BELOW)

這次的課程是結合藝術創作與科學實驗還有邏輯與環保概念,利用回收的紙箱、保特瓶與過期麵粉,讓孩子發揮想像力與大朋友團隊合作從自己做粘土開始,一步一步建構出充滿特色的火山外型,再從實作的實驗中學習科學知識,最後每一個小組尤大朋友的引導下,導演拍攝火山爆發的小短片!非常期待後製之後的作品呢

午餐我們第一次嘗試了純素青醬燉飯,花費了比較久的時間烹調,效果果然很不錯呢!特別感謝網友贊助的糙米及黑米⋯等的營養穀物,讓孩子吃的美味又營養!有些提早到的孩子們主動的協助幫忙切菜和水果,午餐時間還有感人的小插曲呢!

一個總是在課堂中非常好動活潑的孩子,竟然拿起湯匙餵年紀較小的小朋友,一開始他是使用較有威嚴的強迫方式(因為小小孩不想吃燉飯裡的菇類),但是並不管用,他立刻改變策略溫柔地哄著小小孩,果然奏效了!小小孩一下子就把飯吃光光了!他非常自豪地環視尋找還沒吃完的小小孩,希望可以“幫忙”他們吃完!

台東的課程在找老師跟大朋友上需要大量的資源與心力,我們期待能夠尋求到更多當地的大朋友與有興趣的幫手,如果您或您的朋友有這個意願,請不吝聯繫我們!另外,我們仍需各位的支持來繼續這樣的課程,讓孩子學習知識、培養互動以及歸屬感,請贊助我們或是加入我們的行列吧!

老師 Teacher:Rhea Chou
攝影師 Photographer:Ken Photagraphy
大朋友 Big Friends:邱冠郡, 鄭如棻, 宋冠霖, 蘇渝棋, 王雅惠, Daisy Lin
廚師 Chef:Rhea Chou

贊助者 Sponsors: Chung Wei An, 台灣省政府, Plants, Saladay, Kelly Lin, Rita Yeh 葉映汝, Josephine Cheng

特別感謝 Special Thanks: 陳小姐, 徐千惠, Queenie Lee, 郭祐慈老師與新馬蘭Fukid部落, 白老師

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Who doesn’t love the thought of creating mini exploding volcanoes? This Mad Scientist edu-course is one of Bright Side Projects core workshops that masterfully combines environmentalism, geography, art, chemistry, and film-making into an non-stop exciting day. From using expired flour and tossed away cardboard boxes, kids made volcanoes from scratch and painted the backdrop to set up for a fun science experiment. During the clay making with flour, choruses of kids laughing and exclaiming “this is so fun!” could be heard through the hallway!

For lunch, Teacher Rhea tried their hand at pesto risotto which turned out absolutely delicious! Perfectly paired with the ever popular fruit salad. The children who arrived early helped with the cutting of the fruit and during our rest break at lunchtime we encountered our touching Bright Moment of the Day.

One of the adorable kids, who has always been very energetic and playful jumping round during activities, took it upon himself to feed a younger child one spoonful at a time. His first trial was an aggressive approach to force a spoonful of risotto into the child’s mouth but soon changed his tune, coaxing the child to finish his meal using a softer tone. He was so pleased with his success he looked around to see who else was not finished and ran over to “help” out.  We hope that workshops can continue to not only bring education and knowledge, but also be a safe spaces setting up these moments of compassion and interaction, encourage kids to be kind and caring.

As much as we love heading to Taitung, the resources in both fund and time is a heavy toll for Bright Side Projects. We would love to have more Big Friends join us who are based in Taitung or Southern Taiwan. We are always on the lookout for Big Friends who have skills and knowledge to share as teachers – please contact us!