On 17 April, 24 students from the Special Needs School in Puchong participated in a school trip to Muzium Negara and ten museum volunteers were at hand to make this a fun trip for them.
The students, aged between 7 and 12, were divided into three groups and were led through Galleries A, B and C by the volunteers. Â The students were engaged throughout and gave the volunteers their focused attention. Â Upon completing the tour of the galleries, they assembled at Dataran Muzium and took part in a few traditional games, namely the baling tin, gerek buluh and sepak buluh ayam.
This picture shows the children playing the Gerek Buluh. Â In this game, a wheel is attached to a long bamboo handle and the participants are required to roll the wheel to the opposite side and hand it over to their partners who will then take over in a relay. Â The winner is, and no marks for guessing, the team that is first to reach the finish line.
The children had the most fun in this game. Â Although some of them had difficulty controlling the wheel and went zig-zag instead of going in a straight line, they all managed to hold on to the bamboo and finish the game.
Below are pictures of the children touring the galleries. Â Kudos to volunteers Cay, Mique, Karen, Fafa, Miju, Vallie, Zakaria, Sarah, Serena and Colin for taking the time out and making it a fun day for the students.