Mutual Respect and Learning & Life Education — Student Communication Activity

Mutual Respect and Learning & Life Education - Student Communication Activity Co-held

by Dayeh Junior High School and Taichung Municipal Taichung Special Education School

(Graphics / Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Minorities and Special Education Section, Li Junchang)

▲DYJHS and TSES Student Exchange Activities - Hot Wheels, Three Prince Wheelbarrows

        Taichung Municipal Taichung Special Education School (TSES) has been keeping interaction and communication with nearby schools, providing more opportunities for both ordinary students and special education students to promote and conduct integrated education and to bring out the education spirit of mutual respect and learning. In this semester, the second-grade students from Dayeh Junior High School (DYJHS) went to TSES. Under the guidance of Chen Wei-Chi who is the director of the Counseling Office and Huang Jui-Ling who is a psychological counselor, they led students of music and wheelbarrow growth groups to join the life education communicative activity.

        Ocarina team from TSES and Third Lotus Prince Nezha’s Hotwheels wheelbarrow group made performance in this activity, which attracted the audience’s attention. Through the sound of ocarina and amazing wheelbarrow performance, students were expected to inspire performers’ serious attitude and vigorous vitality rather than just appreciation. Meanwhile, the school also arranged the experience time. Students from DYJHS could have a trial riding of wheelbarrow and wear the doll garment of Third Lotus Prince to experience the difficulty of these performances. Riding the wheelbarrow requires sense of balance and muscles endurance, which both need long term practice. The performer in the heavy doll garment rode on the wheelbarrow to make performance, which is a very difficult performance. All DYJHS students admired TSES students for their musical talent and wheelbarrow skills and also showed a great interest in the doll garment. At the end of the activity, students of both schools shook hands to convey encouragement to each other.

         After this activity, many emotions and feelings came to the second-grade students of DYJHS. There were many feed-backs, such as “I did learn a lot. I should be more patient and never give up easily”, “There is always someone working harder than us and they give us encouragement”, “Thank you for the happiness you have shared with us, enabling us to respect others. We also know that some people need our help”, “Anyone can succeed as long as he (she) works hard”, etc. At the same time, students have a deeper understanding of the special situation what special education students were facing — “It provides us a chance to know that ‘you’ are living a tough life!”, “You have overcome the physical difficulties in the performance. Imperfect as you are born to be, you show your gratitude to life and live your own life.” They also further to express their gratitude to teachers: “Without your patience and accompany, these students would not find their strength. I hope to learn from you, no extreme but infiniteness.”

        They also further to express their gratitude to teachers, “Without your patience and accompany, these students would not find their strength. I hope to learn from you, no extreme but infiniteness.”