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Sing Sing Sing

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Last week was our school sports day / festival which was great fun. Lots of classes dressed up in funny costumes for the day, there were classes dressed as old korean women, a class wearing patient uniforms and by far the best was a class wearing animal costumes. I don't think you'd get teenagers wearing these sorts of 'uncool' costumes at home but the students here seemed to love it.

Anyway the sports day was very different to home, the only similarity was the relay race. Other 'sports' they did (if you want to call them that) included a hula hoop game, passing a basketball from person to person, tug of war and a Korean game where the majority of students in one class get on their hands and knees, then a few other students run over their backs. So as I said a tad different to our sports days.

After the sports were over, the festival kicked off and first up was none other than.........wait for it..........me and 3 other teachers from school. The four of us got up in front of all our students and sang 'Sing, Sing, Sing' accompanied by the school orchestra. I was only asked to take part the day before and we all only started practicing our made-up dance moves the night before so it definitely wasn't a top notch performance but it was great fun. I'd say we sounded 'OK', thank god you couldn't really hear us and I don't want to think about my dancing (although I think there is a video of it) After we'd finished, the compare made each of the 4 of us pick one student from the crowd and each teacher/student pair had to do a dance-off on their own. To my surprise, me and my student won!

Anyway, the rest of the festival was fantastic. There was a mixture of students singing and dancing but the highlight of the day was definitely the High School boys that came to show us their 'bodyguard' moves. Apparently their high school specialises in training boys to become bodyguards which I think it pretty cool (lol - I sound like a teenager). Now the scene when they were leaving was hilarious, loads of 2nd and 3rd grade girls were crowded around their van screaming their heads off and when one of the boys talked to them they got so excited and screamed even louder. It was so funny. Teenage girls will be teenage girls (although I don't remember my friends and I being like that but then we were the 'vain' group in school so probably didn't want to lool uncool - ha, what a laugh).

I've uploaded loads of pics, check out my lovely neon pink jumper (which my teachers loved, I think it's hideous).

Well, bye for now

J

Posted by JuliaG 23:13 Archived in South Korea Tagged events

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