Children’s Day – Yuxi, Yunnan

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Once a year at my school, we always try to set a side a fun date for the children. Sometimes this means a Christmas party or a Halloween Party. This year however, we decided to do something in the summer time. We rented some space at the local athletic center in the city center and invited all 700 of our students and their parents to join in the fun. We organized all sorts of fun outdoor activities for the kids, including a wheelbarrow race, sack race, and a penalty shootout to name a few. Depending on their success in the various activities, they could earn tickets they could later turn in for all sorts of fun prizes. Parents were also welcome to join in when the activities required teams of two people. Overall kids and parents had a blast. It was nice to be able to see a lot of my students outside the classroom and to be able just have fun with them without having to follow a lesson plan for a change. Although I was quite tired by the end of the day, the work day felt more like play than work. It was a well earned break compared to the usual grind of teaching four one and a half hour long classes on a regular Sunday.


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Spending a significant part of his childhood in Turkey and raised in the US, Austin is a perpetual traveler. He currently lives in southeastern China where he splits his time between teaching kids English and exploring the last unexplored corners of that part of Asia.

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