11 Sep Chill Out
Secondary scholars just want to Chill Out
Secondary students at Global Oak Tree Scholars can’t wait for Sept 21 when life will become “somewhat normal” again.
Why that date? Well, that’s the first day of the new term when sports and other activities will resume.
The government had allowed sports and co-curricular activities in schools to resume from Sept 1, but GOTS delayed the decision to until after term break which starts on Friday.
This is to ensure the standard operation procedure (SOP) is followed when these activities resume during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
“The world has changed. So has the way we do things in GOTS.
“Before MCO, everyone was more alive. Everyone was much more active because we would go downstairs (to the sports arena) for physical education.
“We would also have activities like Hari Raya celebration.
“Sometimes we would work together on projects and play educational games,” said Year 9 scholar Nur Eishal Nur Misuari.
“But after MCO, when we returned to school after our online classes, it has been much quieter.
“Everyone is keeping their distance. We don’t talk to each other as much as we did.
“It’s not easy as there are no assemblies or gatherings and break time is spent in our classrooms. We do what we can as we want to get the best out of the worse.”
She added it was similar outside of school as everyone is more cautious now.
Another Year 9 scholar, Harvir Singh Aujle, said he can’t wait for futsal lessons to resume.
“That’s the one thing I missed the most during MCO and now, RMCO period,” said Harvir.
“That’s why I’m looking forward to the new term as I can finally join my friends in the sports arena.”
Asked about school life, he replied: “It’s not too bad and we can cope with our studies. The coaches are still their same bubbly selves.
“Before this, we used to have lots of fun during lessons and there were plenty of interactive class activities, but now with physical distancing, it’s not possible.
“Luckily, other activities like going to the science laboratory are still there. So that helps.”
Year 7+ scholar Delia Ho also said she misses the Chill Out classes which comprise taekwondo, hip-hop dance, Taiko drums, boot camp and Frisbee.
“We feel so cooped up in the classrooms. While the lessons are still interesting, it is not as fun as it was,” said Delia.
“I can’t wait for the Chill Out classes to resume.”
She added she doesn’t mind not doing the usual stuff outside of school as SOPs are still strict, but she feels safe in GOTS.
“That’s why I can’t wait to resume extracurricular activities with my friends.”
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