It was spring again with light breezes. The much-expected school trip has come and the fifth-graders of SESID, who have long been looking forward to this day, finally embarked upon a journey to Fengxian Alliance Military Camp in such warm April showers.
“Ms. Zhai, what time will we arrive? "Ms. Zhou, can I visit my classmates’ rooms this evening?” With raindrops gently tapping on the window, the ride was filled with excitement. Pupils on the coach couldn't help but started reciting ancient Chinese poems about “spring” and singing heartwarming songs, whispering their plans for the trip, while the scenery outside their window unfolding slowly like a scroll.
The coach slowly drove into the mysterious gate - we have finally arrived at the campsite. Pupils’ cute faces filled with curiosity, were immediately pasted on the coach window, and the longing for the exploration of this unknown place has finally lifted its veil at this moment. Pupils pulled their luggage, lined up, entered the dormitory building, received team uniforms with hats, and got their accommodation arrangement sorted. Everything was proceeding in an orderly manner on this humid morning.
Changed into team uniforms, wearing team hats, pupils held their heads high and looked firmly ahead under the guidance of their instructor. Serious instructors taught pupils how to fold "tofu shaped" blankets step by step. Pupils watched attentively, not wanting to miss any detail. At that moment, childishness faded from each adorable face, announcing to the world: I am youth today, ready to test my skills and challenge heaven and earth.
Lunch time was up! Pupils sat upright at the dining table, but the delicious food did not shake their unwavering hearts. Only upon the order of the instructor did they start grabbing their chopsticks towards the feast.
In the afternoon, after completing high-quality military training, pupils held a camp sports meet. The power of one individual is limited, but the power of a team is immeasurable. Through team collaboration, pupils completed the tasks of "building the Rubik's Cube Tower" and "traveling thousands of miles through the Pearl River", demonstrating their ability of treating others well, respecting others, and cooperating with others, leveraging the collective power to achieve success.
Everyone was passionate about the land curling sport. Pupils gave the curling pot a strong push, as if they were catching up with the high expectations given upon themselves.
Before dinner, pupils wrapped up Wonton despite their exhausted bodies. Soon, all kinds of strangely-shaped Wonton stood on the plates, and everyone could not help laughing at the results. Perhaps this is what youth is-heats always fiery and face always towards light.
With full tummies, pupils gathered in the square after diner. The military instructors removed the seriousness on their faces and played exciting music for the crowd and started a bonfire. The flames splashed all around, illuminating our smiling faces and coloring the dark night sky tangerine. Everyone danced by the campfire with music, with laughter breaking through the sky, blending all the joy into this night and imprinting it in every wonderful life.
The sun had gone to sleep, but the pupils were still tirelessly jumping and laughing in the dormitory until the military instructor gave an order: "Lights off now and go to sleep! ”The whole building instantly quieted down. Did they dream of the Wonton shaped like spring rolls? Or the chicken legs for lunch? What about their parents at home who love their children deeply? The first day finally ended in the silence.
How would the ecstatic little ones be willing to waste all this good time? Some pupils got up at 5 o'clock, waking up their companions, folding the blankets together, putting on their team uniforms, and waiting for this day's activities. After breakfast, the instructor led everyone on foot to the grass field. CS machine guns and helmets were neatly placed on the grass. Everyone carefully followed the instructions to put on their helmets, set up their machine guns, and began a fierce battle.
“Wow! This slide is amazing! " Pupils started their slide time. They flew up and down on the slide that hung down from the hillside over and over again, with laughter and screams passing by their ears. Countless times they climbed to the summit, just to enjoy the freedom of flight.
Leisure time after lunch was charming and interesting. The military instructors once again led everyone on foot to the Mini Zoo. Close contact with alpacas and mini pigs …… made us feel the diversity of world, the gift of nature, and the beauty of life. When pupils were shuttling through the jungle maze and couldn't get out, they walked together calmly, exploring and searching for the way to the exit. There are always more solutions than problems in this world.
The team games at the end marked a perfect closure for this two-day school trip.
In spring hides the loveliness of each and every one of you
Like the softness of marshmallows, the bubbles in sparkling water
And the lightning flash in the night sky
One and the only you