Day 26: Service Learning Presentations

Today we had our service learning presentations. It was raining unfortunately, and we only got to bring one umbrella, because we did not bring any umbrellas.

When we went to pick up our service learning partner it was raining and there were puddles everywhere, it was quite a journey to our service learning partner's house. 

When we got there, there were people playing majong in his shop, they seemed like his family members and friends. When I asked Mr. Yang if we could leave for Yang Zhuo Ran, his friends were really protective of him, and said that he can't go because it is raining, and that he's too old to go out. But Mr. Yang insisted and got his umbrella, which was convienient. 

We walked to Yang Zhuo Ran which only took like 5 minutes, and when we got there, we were the first group to have our service learning partner at Yang Zhuo Ran. We showed him around our home, and then we sat him down in classroom 1.

When we came back up from getting his cup of water, he was walking around with hands behind his back, and looking at pictures of previous microcampus groups. He recognized quite a few of them.

When everyone finally came, we started the presentations. Our group was first, and we had to sit up at the front and face our audience as they watch our video. When Mr. Yang's face showed up, he smiled and his face lit up like a candle. 

The other partners were chuckling and chatting throughout the whol video, and Mr. Yang seemed pleased. It seemed like his expectations were beyond met. I was really happy to see that Mr. Yang was not afraid of this commitment, and that he enjoyed this expereience.

This project was a great expereience for me, and I really enjoyed it. It was exciting learning about one of the village's stories. Thank you Mr. Yang for being so adaptable and welcoming to our community.

My name is Kelly, I am 13 years old and an 8th grader at SAS PD. I have been at SAS for 8 years, and I love it here. Other than the pollution and crowdedness, Shanghai is a very nice place to live in. I am originally from Hong Kong, where I lived for two years, then moved to Shanghai and lived here ever since. I am on the swim team, and was also accepted into AMIS. Living in Xizhou is a wonderful experience and I am thrilled to see what Xizhou has in store. Xizou is a beautiful place full of wonders and excitement, I am really glad to be here and hope to get the best of it.