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Challenge Week

Oct 01 2014

Challenge Week began and ended with students working on various bamboo projects, in preparation for World Bamboo Day.

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Students in Grade 2, 4, and even our Early Years, were visited by a pony and learnt how to saddle and groom it, before enjoying a ride around the old Mepantigan mud pit.

High School had an exciting physical trip to Mount Batur, with additional challenges set up during the hike, including cooking, setting up camp for everyone, a rock-climbing course to summit, and an added running loop for good measure. HS also started building a new Bamboo Learning Pod by the river with John Hardy.Coralie Tyler’s account - “My Challenge Week” - on student Tulisan Blogsite

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In addition, High School also spent their time creating mathematical structures out of bamboo, using poles and rubber bands. Note the creation of the fourth dimension within one of their ambitious bamboo pyramids.

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The Middle School helped Orin Hardy build our new Farm Stand that will be used to sell veggies and gluten free food, sourced from local growers and the organic farm down the road.

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Grades 4 to 8 all adventured to Bali Tree Tops and took on the various challenges that come with zip lines, a flying fox and heights. Their self-esteem rocketed as they conquered their fears.

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Primary students enjoyed nature and local village walks around Sibang Kaja. Following this, some got dirty in the mud pit with Pak Putu Witsen during Mepantigan activities, while others cooled off in our natural swimming pool along the river.

Pak Yeshi had Grade 3-5 and High School students participating in rotational circuits, assessing their leadership skills as a social and emotional challenge.

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Middle School went to the Tirta Empul Water Temple to experience the ritual of being cleansed in the 17 springs. After this blessing, Ibu Kadek prepared her finest food, Megibung style (Balinese family style). Many Middle School students said that it was the best experience they ever had!

And the list continues, regarding all the great challenges our students participated in, with many looking forward to our next Challenge Week, which will be held Nov 17-20.

One Sunny Morning at the Wonderful and Holy Turta Empol

By Fourth Grade Student, Mahendra Sanner
Read the piece on Middle School Blogsite,The Ultimate Bamboo Post

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