Some recordings from this activity, Speechless.
Students embarked on a silent journey which began from Bugis MRT Station, to Joo Koon MRT Station. One more thing to note, handphones were confiscated and they were told to wear masks throughout the entire journey.
A silent sharing session about the first half of the journey happened at Joo Koon MRT Station.
We continued to switch trains at Buona Vista MRT Station to get to Labrador Park MRT Station for the next activity.
What was not shown in the recording was the encounter with the station officer at the end of the trip at Labrador Park MRT Station. All of us were unable to get out through the barriers of the station as we had exceeded the time limit to stay on the trains. It must have been over 1.5 hours on the trains.
The officer assumed we were mute as we couldn't speak ( in this activity, in reality we could) as I wrote to him in large words in my journal that 'WE GOT LOST' and 'PLEASE HELP US'. He then gestured to us to hand him all of our cards so he could reactivate them and all of us went through a different gate that is only open to staff. When everyone made it through to the other side and out of the station, we all bowed and I wrote a big "THANK YOU (with a smiley)"
Students penned down more drawings and thoughts than when lessons took place in the classroom.
Not being able to speak did not reduce the interactions between students.
Students wanted to be close to each other.
Everyone around were puzzled and observed us, some attempted to understand the situation.
I wonder what my students got out from this journey.
*sketchbook updates coming soon