Friday, 13 January 2017

Day 20 Bonus Activity

Over the summer holiday period, cost free through the SLJ, I went to Malaysia every day for 20 days; all from the comfort of my sofa/bed/study/garden...

I went all by myself and visited several different places in Malaysia that I hadn't been to before and probably wouldn't of known about if I hadn't been on this journey.

I explored the awesome Batu Caves and the breath-taking Petronas Towers, I tried to learn some basic Malay phrases, I ate lots of traditional dishes including Nasi Lemak, I saw a Malayan Tapir and a Gaur in their natural habitats, I watched a really strange TV programme called Upin and Ipn, I watched a game of Sepak Takraw which I think we should have a go at at school, I travelled around the country on a lot of different forms of transportation and sweltered in the Malaysian summer heat...and I got to invent a new National Day.

  • I learnt a lot about the country and culture of my choice and the reality of travelling alone (although I did pick up a companion or two along the way in the form of comments made on my blog).  
  • I learnt that a project based learning programme over the summer is actually quite fun!  
  • I learnt a lot about other countries by reading and commenting on other people blogs.  
  • I learnt the importance of doing something mindful everyday.
  • I learnt that I should take every opportunity given to me because you never know what door it might open for the future.
  • I learnt that commitment is hard work but perseverance pays off.
  • I learnt that the world is out there to be discovered and I now have a bucket list of places I'm going to explore.
But most importantly I've learnt that learning doesn't just happen at school...the holidays are a chance to learn even more about something that interests you. So, who's going to join me on the next learning journey and where will it take us?!


Mark Barlow said...

Hi Harrison,

This was so nice to read that I have sent it on to Rachel. Thank you again, so much, for participating in our programme. You've done so well and should be so proud of yourself.

I really do wish you all the best in your studies and life this coming year and all the years to come.

Kia kaha,


Rachel Williamson said...

Hi Harrison,

Mark has kindly forwarded me this blog and I just couldn't be happier. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the Summer Learning Journey programme! Through Mark, I was able to follow your progress and to read your blogs and great commenting 'conversations' that you had with Mark (and others). Harrison, you embraced the challenge of this programme with energy, enthusiasm, determination and perseverance. You are a true blogging superstar!

I hope that you will enjoy the remainder of your holiday. I'll look forward to seeing you when I come into Glen Innes school in Term 1 to hand out prizes and certificates to the Summer Learning Journey participants!

Rachel :)

Mr R - GIS said...

Great travels, Harrison. I look forward to you starting the game of Sepak Takraw in school this year.

Harrison said...

Ha Ha the only thing about Sepak Takraw is a bit dangerous...

Von said...

Hello there Harrison,

I'm Von a year 7 student from S.P.X school. Wow it seems to me that you have learnt so many things about Malaysia! Well done for completing all the summer learning activities, I hope you enjoyed and learnt something throughout the summer learning journey.

Hey want to earn more points ..comment on the other bloggers who have not finish yet
Well done and keep up the amazing Blog!


Harrison said...

Thanks Von maybe I will come and comment on your blog now

Mark Barlow said...

Hi Harrison!

It's the last day of blogging and I thought I would say hello to all the participants I have been interacting with. I just wanted to say I wish you all the very best for next year and that you keep doing your best in everything you do. It has been really cool getting to know you and the others, and a really rewarding experience for me to see you all participating in something that has helped maintain your literacy levels over the holiday period.

Kia kaha, Harrison. Have a great year.


Rachel Williams said...

Mark - thanks for everything that you have done to support this programme. You have been a commenting superstar!

Harrison - you have been a shining light and a leading blogger all summer. Your posts have been really interesting, well written and engaging. Congrats on completing the Summer Learning Journey! I'm looking forward to seeing you when I come into Glen Innes school early in Term 1 to hand out the prizes and certificates for the programme.

Rachel :)

Rachel Williams said...

Hi Harrison,

Congratulations on placing first in the Summer Learning Journey blogging programme this past holiday. You were a blogging star! I will look forward to seeing you soon when I come into school to hand out the SLJ prizes and certificates.

See you soon!

Rachel :)

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