As a student representative of SST, this was an invaluable opportunity for our students to interact with the international education leaders, share on his/her learning experiences in school, and gain exposure and new perspectives from this event.
The 3-day event, attended by more than 400 educators, took place at the School of the Arts (SOTA), and we showcased subjects that took place within the classroom as well as those of our Global Citizenship Programme (GCP):
Pick at least one photograph and write about your experience and reflection. It should cover the following areas:
- The Preparation
- Actual Event - Project Showcase, Workshop Facilitation (when applicable), Reverse Mentoring (when applicable)
- Things that you have done well
- Things that you could have done better
- Your working together with others, you may even want to express your appreciation to your team members and others
- What is your KEY TAKEAWAY have learnt - in participation of such event
My classmate, Victor, and I were told that we were going to present for the Apple Summit 2011 and I was really curious to what it was all about. After a day of briefing, I was extremely excited at the fact that I was meeting people from Apple! I am a HUGE fan of Apple! This might be my only chance to meet someone famous from Apple! After the briefing, Victor and I clarified all our questions with our teacher, Mr Irfan, and started working on our presentation on a specific day that we were free.
We were told that Kimberly and Millie were our "competitors" as they were selected to do the same project. I was definitely determined to win in terms of how many people would prefer my animation to theirs! We ran though our slides with our teachers many times and finally, three days before the event, we were ready.
Day 1(Project presentation):
We were told that we had to wear SST's formal attire and present in a place where there was NO air-conditioning. I immediately started to worry and freak out! I didn't want to create a river of sweat in my clothes!!! Once we got to SOTA, I was astonished at the magnificent sight of the school. The design of the school is absolutely amazing! The interior is a whole lot better than what the exterior looks like!
We were taken to a room located a floor above our presentation booths and were briefed. We had lunch and played a few games to know more about one another in the whole room filled with SST students, SOTA students and the two girls from the Ladies Presbyterian College. We had a whole lot of fun and finally, it was time to present!
We wore our jackets, got ready and brought the necessities for our presentation down to the booth. I immediately saw an air conditioner at the booth and heaved a sigh of relief. Now I wouldn't feel so warm anymore.
When the guest educators from all over the world started rolling in, I started to get nervous as I am afraid I might say something wrong to them. At the beginning, it was quite hard to present, explain and satisfy and answer all the educator's questions and soon after awhile, got the hang of it and presented with ease.
When Pasakorn and I were told that we would be representing our group to present our IH project on the ‘Recollections of a World War ll Survivor’ at the Apple Leadership Summit, I was really excited for it. Getting to present at an international summit, let alone for Apple, was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I was thankful for it.
I wasn’t able to sit down and prepare the slides to present at the summit with Pasakorn because our schedules clashed (due to CCA, other projects, etc). We could only discuss about the preparation during the few minutes we had in between classes and after school. We communicated mainly via email, and we sent drafts of the slides to each other. Pasakorn created the main frame of the presentation slides, whilst I filled in all the details of the project and edited it. We were able to discuss about our slides with Ms Tay a few days before the actual presentation, and we made the necessary adjustments.
Although I had other projects and performance tasks going on, I didn’t feel that the preparation for the summit was a burden. I looked forward to the summit, and I was sure I would gain many new experiences from it.
As educators from around the world poured into the showcase area, I was nervous, because I was afraid I might mess up while presenting to them. Having said that, the nervousness wore off as the educators were friendly and encouraging. They seemed genuinely interested in our project. They would constantly praise our work, saying things like “Good job!” or “Excellent!”. They also gave us suggestions, such as uploading our podcast online so that others would be able to access it.
For the workshop facilitation, we had to become journalists and document the educators’ thinking process in creating a learning space. We were given an iPod touch and a Macbook White to take pictures and document their discussion online on the Wiki page created for the session. That’s exactly what I did most of the time during the workshop facilitation, although sometimes the educators would ask me for my opinions.
Over the two days, as we did a lot of talking and/or moving around, I was pretty thirsty most of the time and I felt like I would die of thirst if I didn’t get some water. Fortunately, the staff from Apple did not neglect our needs and constantly made sure to provide us with bottled drinks.
Things that you have done well
I think I have done well speaking to the educators, as I gave them honest responses and tried to be a pleasant presenter by smiling a lot (I hope I didn’t look fake) even though my feet was aching because I wasn’t used to wearing court shoes. I also made sure to approach any of the educators who seemed to be interested in our project.
Things that you could have done better
I think I could have been more prepared in answering the questions. Whenever I didn’t know how to answer a question posed to me by an educator, I would ask Pasakorn to answer the educator. I know what I did was not appropriate by redirecting the question to someone else, but at that moment of panic, I was unable to subtly avoid the question.
I am grateful to the teachers who chose my group’s project to present at the summit. If my group had not been chosen, I wouldn’t have been given this rare opportunity to present at the Apple Leadership Summit. I would also like to thank Ms Tay for helping me and Pasakorn in our preparation for the project presentation. Also not forgetting other teachers present at the summit that helped us.
Thank you :)
Norullayaley bte Mohd Ikbal
A) Deepest gratitude and appreciation to SST, Ms Loh Kwai Yin & Mr Irfan Darian for putting me up on the world stage with their tremendous efforts and hardwork in mentoring and preparing us for ALS #2011.
Janet Wozniak and BENZ Kew
B) My teammates (Hardy Shein and Shawn Tan), supportive peers and teachers.
C) Janet Wozniak for her encouragement and useful tips.
I'm looking forward to purchase a copy soon.
During preparation, we had to get ready our presentation slides and present to the distinguished Apple delegates with confidence. We followed the Challenged-based learning framework to work with our slides. It was quite a hard time for me to scale my information down to 14-15 slides to fine tune it. When we were satisfied with our presentation, Mr Irfan and Ms Loh gave us advice on how to improve on our slides and started to ask us questions with our presentation to ensure that we could answer the delegates with ease.
Day 1 at SOTA (Project Presentation)
-It was a very tiring and humid day as we had to stand and present all day long with our blazers. Seeing the Apple educators smile and appreciated what I had done, I still carried on with my day with a smile and presented to the educators with ease. I was quite nervous at first, as they were strangers to me. The crowd was very noisy and I had to speak louder to let the educators hear me.
Day 2 at SOTA (Workshop Facilitation)
-It was a fine day and the event was successful. It was the first time I actually held an iPodTouch and used it, with a Macbook White with me. We had ample breaks to rest and the workshop rooms were air-conditioned. I took pictures and uploaded to Learning Spaces and the educators were very friendly and approachable. It was a very hands-on experience for me as we got to create learning spaces and structures with simple tools (e.g. Plasticine and Paper). We also received our Apple caps and notebooks at the end of the day too.
Day 3 at SOTA (Project Presentation and Daniel Pink's Talk)
-I had more confidence talking to the educators and there were not many educators who came and visited our booth as it was placed far behind. Once we got everything set up, we went upstairs and ate our lunch. We had better foresight on what will be going on so we came prepared with more tables and fan cooler.
-When our presentations ended, we went up to the lecture theater for a talk by Daniel Pink and the topic is Motivational Science: What drives us to our potential. He talked about having DIY Report Cards and Fedex Days. It was very educational and they are the reasons for motivation. We must do what we are interested in, and example by Daniel Pink is that there are 2 Nobel prize winners for physics where they discovered Graffine which is a very strong substance during their 20% free time and the other 80% were spent on their main work and research.
1 Key Takeaway:
The summit has upgraded me to a new horizon and spectrum and I look forward to another Apple event in the near future.
Conclusion: A Million Thanks to our Guardian Angel's Watchful Eye for keeping us watched, intact and accomplishing the event.
BENZ Kew =)
Photo Courtesy of Irfan Darian
I would like to first thank the teachers who chosen our group to present at the Apple Summit this year. I indeed learn a lot. It was a whole new experience and I would like to share what I experienced through this platform.
Frankly speaking, we did not prepare much for our presentation as we documented our information in the process of completing our project last year. However, we have reorganized the information according to the Challenge-Based Learning structure as our project was not designed based on that in the first place. We also have to change some terms we use in our reports as those were only used to local context as our teacher in charge, Mr Irfan pointed out that some of the educators from other countries might not understand. Thus, we find diagrams to illustrate our ideas and change the terms we used in our slides. In my opinions, the few sessions that Mr Irfan conduct with our group, including others who are also presenting projects related to ADMT was helpful because Mr Irfan gave us constructive advices on the way we present our ideas, the design of our slides, etc. I would like to thank Mr Irfan for the advices and help he provided us before the event.
Another than being chosen to present our project at the Apple Summit, I was also chosen to attend the Reverse Mentoring initiated by Daniel H. Pink. When I was informed, I felt really excited as I know that it was a rare opportunity to represent the school and it was a form of acknowledgment of my efforts I put my work for me. At the same time, I also realize that it will not be an easy task for me even though I know what to say as I could not articulate my words properly. However, teachers like Ms Loh, Ms Patricia Ng and Mrs Lim for sacrificing their precious time to conduct session to prepare us for the real event. Through the sessions, I learnt how to answer question properly, etc. I also learnt how to present myself in front of others on stage. For examples, when I smile more, I look less nervous (which is quite difficult for me as I do not really smile very often) and to take note of our culottes when we sit down. I really do appreciate the teachers’ efforts in preparing us for the Reverse Mentoring.
On the first day of the actual event, I was feeling quite tired as I had I&E assessment that morning and I need to prepare for another presentation for my competition that afternoon. Millie, my group member, was also not feeling well and she could not help but to take a nap that afternoon. Our energy level were quite low till we meet the energized SOTA students and the friendly foreigns students who are also presenting at the event. With the sumptuous dinner and the games we played with other students from other schools, we are all fully charged again. On that day, we just realized that our group will be sharing a booth with Benjamin and Victor. At first, we got a bit frantic but we kind of figured out that we could take turns to present and the group not presenting can take the chance to rest too. However, we did not get the chance to rest as it was quite a crowd so the we have the other group by presenting on our project at the same time. We did not really make good use of our slides as the educators were more interested in knowing our experiences, how our teachers help use in our projects, the applications and platform we use, which were not on the slides we prepared, rather than what we did for the project. In general, the presentation went quite successfully on the first day and the third day. However, I could have done better if we went forward to the educators to present our project than waiting for them to approach us. On the second day of the event, I took initiative to help out in the Workshop Facilitation. Though during the first session, I was confused over what to do even after the briefing, I went with the flow and found myself getting used with helping the educators with the modeling and documenting the ideas the ideas they generated. However, I did not really have the chance to express my opinions. I think I could have done better if I took upon myself to share with the educators my ideas.
I would like to thank Millie, my team member who presented at the event with me. I was glad that I have another member to help me with the presentation as I had a heavy workload that period. I actually forgot to prepare the slides before when we meet up with Mr Irfan for consultation. Luckily, Millie remember to do so. I am also grateful to those who share a booth with our booth, Benjamin & Victor. They had helped us to attend to the educators when we need to take a break and they also got drinks for us.
I guess I will not say that I have learnt some key takeaway but I had an enriching experience at the Apple Summit. I really enjoyed interacting with the educators and I had some inspirations after hearing their ideas.
During the preparation period before the actual event, everyone was pretty nervous and stuff was pretty messy. With the intense preparation of slides and stuff, free time just got lesser which got me rather annoyed as I didn’t understand at first why do I have to do so much work just for this event. But as time goes by and the event closing in, I had no choice but to do what I am obliged to.
Because of the ironic fact that being nervous should be the standard protocol for participants of major event and I weren’t. I didn’t do any preparation pretty much until the last moment so I had overwhelming work for that few days before the event. So, the pre-event part was pretty much not enjoyable.
The way which we prepared for the actual event was speaking in front of our teachers and friends which was pretty comfortable. But when the actual event is here all the scenarios that are expected to happen just became invalid.
Fortunately or unfortunately, I was able to adapt to the situation at a considerably fast pace because I hadn’t prepare a script of what am I supposed to share hence I can share everything under the world that is relevant. The flexibility of what I can do just builds on to my confidence.
So for the actual event I shared pretty much of everything with the educators, from my learning experiences to my personal life because of varying educator wanting to know ranging specifications.
And the pre-event was the contrary of the actual event. The sharing of our learning experiences with educators that are willing to hear us out just made our effort worthwhile. With every node comes affirmation that our fruit of labour has bear fruit just make me feel more accomplished.
The event also provided me with the chance to attend the keynote presentation by famous motivational speaker Daniel Pink. His talk was awesome and I really enjoyed it. I am more motivated and determined in whatever I do now.
This event has been a great learning experience for me. I not only learn how the teacher thinks but also how the teachers and educators care for us, students. I also become more motivated and probably wiser. In future, if I get the opportunity to do the same again, I promise to do better.
In conclusion, this event has been a wonderful learning experience for me and I hope to get more of such experiences.
From product to Presentation
I think that from the very beginning, I was quite worried about how I was going to present my product in the best possible way. In my opinion, my product was one that did not have much to show. During the few weeks of preparation with Mr Irfan and Miss Loh, I was able to realize that it was not really all about the product, but it was to give a sense that I was able to comprehend the CBL framework and show how I could use this experience in the framework with future projects.
The other two gentlemen who were presenting on the same project, Benz and Shawn, worked with me at the booth and planned on how we were going to present. Each of us had already prepared Keynote slides. Ironically, through out the entire presentation, I did not touch my Keynote presentation at all. I went on presenting what came to my mind. It felt more natural for me as I answered whatever question popped up.
This Summit certainly gave me a once in a life time experience, one that I learnt a lot of helpful things to apply in the future.
Before the Apple Leadership Summit
Mainly, throughout most of the time we had for preparation, we were rushing to keep up with all the deadlines for all the different parts of our presentation such as the video, presentation slides, and lastly, our report on the process we went through, mostly about Challenge Based Learning. There was also an issue with music for the video as most were considered inappropriate by teachers, but we finally managed to use one in the end though it was pretty loud.
Actual Project Showcase
Firstly, we had a little of an argument over the roles as I felt I did not want to be in charge of the Facebook area as I felt it was pretty awkward getting people to stand in front of a camera, asking them for their pictures. However, they insisted that I had to man that area and I had no choice but to do so and soon got accustomed to it but I didn’t always get people to leave their thoughts and feelings about our project on the Facebook page as most of them just walked off after I explained to them our project. However, half way through the whole thing Calvin gave me what he called an “instant upgrade” getting me to walk up to other people to explain our project to them, which I felt was simple enough. Overall, everything turned out better than expected for me.
The day after that, I was involved in a workshop facilitation. I felt that the first group was much friendlier than the second one, thinking that the second group must be wanting to go home as soon as possible as it was in the afternoon already. I didn’t socialise as much as I am sure should have been expected but I managed to do my job which was to take down their progress.
Things Done Well and Not Well
I think that I managed to approach the people attending the project showcase comfortably and managed to explain our ideas well to the customers who approached us.
I find that I should be more sociable when it comes to workshop facilitation so that I will be able to help the team more and they can do their work more at ease rather than with a person whom they treat as a stranger.
Appreciation : I would like to thank my whole group - Kai Chek, Calvin, Bryan and Joshua Loh as they have helped with all the different parts of the presentation, Mr Yeo and Ms Loh, for helping us through the process especially by giving us challenging questions to work on. I would also like to thank the Apple Leadership Summit organisers as if they had not chosen Singapore to hold the event, I would not have had such an experience, along with SOTA who helped to host the program.
I feel that the most valuable lesson I have learnt from this event is the event itself. I have learnt about formal events and how different people are able to communicate ideas to others and I have also learnt how to present my ideas to others and to convince them to support our cause, along with answering or deflecting questions when the need arises.
When I sat down and look back to how the whole event has gone the first thing I thought about was not the sense of achievement nor the event itself, rather I thought about the amount of sweat,blood and toil into the preparation work. We managed squeezed our project into the mass amount of homework,projects,competitions,presentations and so on. With minimal time and manpower,
we forced ourselves to work after school hours, through the night burning mid night oil. Searching for sleepless teachers, seeking their help. To be utterly honest, I think the true heroes a
re the teachers, they had to juggle their workload and at the same time worry about our project progress. Time to time, our teacher mentors would call us in during break time and go through our products one by one. Indeed, the most troublesome one was our video, where we had to do five
drafts and go through many corrections. I still remember on the first day of the summit itself, Ms Loh found out that our report may have a big problem. Through numerous amendments and supervision of Mr Yeo, we managed to export the video, finish the keynote, print and bind the report and prepare our presentation on time. Indeed this is the most challenging part. Talking to the mirror was another preparation I conducted, which is to prepare me for the Reverse Mentoring Session. I constantly asked my parents to ask my d
ifficult questions for me to answer. Mdm Lee,Ms Loh and Ms Ng provided us with training as well. All in all, I think I spent a considerable effort to build my poise, the substance of my answers and the smile on my face.
So here comes the summit, how did it turn out? Actually after debating about the use of the monitor screen, we had a common consensus that we would use it for the video. The presenters Bryan and Kai Chek did fine, alternating their positions so that during a presentation one is resting. Joshua Loh and Joshua Ma were facilitating the report and the facebook page. Talking about the facebook page, I think it was a good idea to do so. At least it revives the facebook site itself, all thanks to Ms Loh! I am the “Anywhere” guy, I explain our project to visitors, introduce our school brochures to the educators and entertain them. I feel that I did quite a good job despite a bit of lack in communication as some of the educators have accents that are quite difficult to interpret. But I think more or less it turned out fine. The highlight of this summit is when a MOE officer “Interrogated” me about the applications of maths,science,geography,history,english in our project. I think I managed to handle it fine, I sure hope she thought the same.
The very next day I and several others facilitated a workshop known as “Learning Spaces”. I was very anxious about the first session. I had a group of educators from many places, one of which is Portuguese and so the group called themselves the learners in Portuguese . I guess I did a good job documenting their brainstormings to building the model and one thing I think was a good takeaway is that we should spend 3/4 of the time discussing/thinking/designing and only 1/4 of the time building. They focused on the integration of group discussion and maths learning and their idea turned out to be transparent cylinders with seats and a round table within for students to learn. The teacher is able to pop in any time to brief them on what to do next. I never thought of that! The second session turned out fine as well, just that I encountered a more practical group which talks while they do. Both have their pros and cons but I still support the thinking group. The practical group called themselves Van Gogh as they are focusing on arts and design in their learning space. This space features a podium with lots of stairs and platforms around for students to move about in. With posters,displays moving glass panes as white boards around. Their main objective is to create a learning space that allows students to move around and not have a fixed classroom. Building their curiosity and eagerness to learn.
The moment where I have been waiting for, the Reverse Mentoring Session. I think Mr Daniel Pink has done a good job facilitating the whole session picking us out one by one to answer a series of questions. Although I think I could have done much better in answering, I still thought I did a considerably good job and was quite relieved that I could answer the questions in proper english with less stops and mistakes. If I were given a second chance to step on that stage once again, I would improve on my participation and eagerness to answer the questions voluntarily. Honestly I was really nervous and was shaking when walking down the stage. Sometimes I had an idea of answering the question in mind yet the next second it disappeared. Well, I think that this session is a good platform for students to voice our their opinions to educators from all around the world, though I think my suggestion may not be as good, I hope these educators would pick up a few points from my sharing and apply them in their schools.
I would like to thank Mr Yeo, Mdm Lee, Ms Loh, Ms Ng, Bryan, Joshua Ma, Joshua Loh, Kai Chek for helping me to make this showcase or my sharing in the Reverse Mentoring Session possible. Other than that,I would like to thank all supporting staff from SST for making this Apple Summit Trip possible and for giving me this opportunity to present my feelings on stage and showcase my groups project. I would like to thank SOTA for hosting this major event as well as all educators who made a considerable effort to come all the way to Singapore just to listen to our projects and go through workshops.
I wouldn’t say I had a key takeaway, rather I would say that I had a new experience. From learning how to communicate well to being able to handle questions I think that all these are takeaways worth mentioning. I would simply put my experience in one line: The takeaway I would like to share with you is to open your mind, heart and soul to opinions form others and to give opinions to others.
Thank you all!
Before the event, we were actually required to do a lot of thinking. Even though we have completed the projects, and should already have understood the entire project, we still needed to think further about the process of doing such a project, like how the project fits into the Challenge Based Learning Framework, how the process affected the results, etc. At first, when I did not really know how to go about talking about the process, as I kept thinking a showcase is about the final product, not so much of the process, and that without the product, talking about the process is useless. Luckily, I had my teachers to guide me along int the creation in the Keynote slide, to make sure that I am on the right track. After saying all that, I feel that I could have done my presentation better. I felt that my entire presentation was focused on the final product instead of the process of the project. I also feel that we could have planned the entire presentation much earlier so that we could practice the presentation much earlier and spot all the mistakes we had, and the ways we could make the presentation better. We should have planned everything every step of the way, instead of doing everything last minute. Technical errors happened and all these could have been avoided if we just prepared the presentation earlier.
During the Summit
- Learning how to socialize with people that I do not know very well, and articulating to them clearly about the project.
- Learning how to collaborate with my group mate, Yu Chong. There was numerous occasions where we had to combine our resources, and agree on a few things where we would both need to agree on.
Before the actual events
In our group, we did not have a lot of time to prepare due to many of our projects (We cannot have everyone meet up to finish certain tasks). Thus we were rushing to get everything ready during the last few days before the actual events. For myself, I did not get a lot of sleep due to the synergetic effect of this project and other projects. Fortunately during the events, I did not feel sleepy as this is a one of a kind experience.
The project showcase was not really what I expected. The tables were much smaller and there was no booths which look like those in a carnival which I expected. One other thing was the big screen provided. I expected it to be like the projector screen in our schools. Anyway, the presentation still went quite smoothly and we got quite a few people to support us on Facebook which I thought was a great idea. I think I need to speak louder and try to get more people’s attention as many people had to lean close to me to hear what I was saying and I missed a few chances to get people to look at our showcase. I think we spread the work out quite well. The flow was good—presentation slides, research report and video with pictures alongside to allow people to visualise how the situation in Halong Bay is like.
The workshop facilitation was an engaging, interesting and memorable experience. The job given to us was easier than I thought. Although on the website it tells us at what time intervals do we take a photo or video, we never really followed it; we just took photos all throughout the way and I forgot to do the interview with one of the group members! The educators were quite friendly and talked to each other as if they already knew each other very well beforehand. It was the first time I got to use the iPod as well.
I learned a lot about the processes involved in such showcases like how to spread out the work, communication with the audience, etc. I learned how to speak more confidently to people and I also gained a better overview of how education systems work and how it affects us. I would like to thank everyone who made this possible and my teammates as they were awesome! It was a unique experience and I would never forget it!
Apparently there was a briefing about Apple Summit that took place in January where my group members were aware of whereas I did not know of such a thing so I was a bit blurred and confused when I was informed about presenting at the showcase
Kimberly and I had other competitions and projects to work on, such as the Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition and the I&E Destination Imagination project, so it was kind of difficult to cope with all these projects. Due to our CCAs and other commitments, our group members could not find time to work on our projects together. We resorted to doing our projects in the ADMT room while Kimberly and I were working on our Apple Summit presentation simultaneously
Actual Event - Project Showcase
It was a once in a lifetime chance to present at the Apple Summit. I was very excited when I saw the different educators that came from different countries, Australia, Mexico, Philippines… It was a challenge to understand their different accents but I felt more globally connected when I was communicating with theses educators. I gladly showcased our group’s project and I hope that they have learnt something from our presentation.
Also, I was very shocked when these educators, especially the Australian educators, kept on praising us. “Good job!” “Well done!” “That’s very clever!” “Excellent! ” I felt a sense of satisfaction when they recognized our work. I went home and told my father about this and he told me that it is their “tradition” to keep praising students so that they feel encouraged and that they would do better. This makes me wonder why Singaporean teachers do not praise us as much instead they scold us when we do something wrong
Although it was awkward, it was fun seeing the educators working together in a group
During the workshop facilitation, I realized one thing : educators are just like us students, when working in a group there is always the one who takes charge, the one who does all manual work, the quiet one who does whatever he/she is told, the one who keeps voicing out their opinions and finally, the slacker.
Well, in the first session, there was an educator who was hard of hearing, so he did not contribute much to the group work. Maybe it was not his fault that I grouped him into the “slacker” group, I mean, he was hard of hearing, so he did not really care about the work since he could not hear or understand what his group members were doing
Things that you have done well
I think that I have done well in speaking to the educators. Also, although this does not concern the Apple Summit, I think I have coped well in wearing court shoes. I went home with blisters but at least I managed to survive the whole event in those new and uncomfortable shoes.
Things that you could have done better
To be honest, Kimberly did most of the preparation work. I only did the outline of the keynote slides. Also, she had to cope with her drama CCA since SYF was nearing and she also took charge of our SAFMC project. So I am really impressed by her. Looking back, I should have put in more effort so that I could reduce Kimberly’s work load
Your working together with others, you may even want to express your appreciation to your team members and others
This was the first time I have worked with Benjamin and Victor. We took turns to guard the stand and present to the educators. They were constantly trying to make Kimberly and me feel comfortable in the environment by bringing us drinks and also adjusting the speed of the “air-con buddy” (the fan that kept us cool), so I would like to thank them for helping us in this event. Also, I would like to thank Kimberly for helping our group in this presentation. Like I said, she did most of the work so the credit goes to her
I also made friends from SOTA (one of which is the daughter of one of our guitar ensemble’s instructor) and Australia (Presbyterian Ladies' College)
What is your KEY TAKEAWAY have learnt - in participation of such event
- I learnt to speak confidently to people of other countries. Although I may still be nervous when speaking, I am slowly learning how to overcome that fear and this event lets me remember the time where I spoke to people whom I did not know. Where I spoke to people of different accents. Where I spoke to people from different countries.