Growing Minds is a service club organised and led by students from years 7-13. As a club we aim to coordinate and provide fun activities every week for the kids in Binh Trieu.
For the first session we sat down and started to brainstorm as well as discuss all the different facilities which we can use for different activities.
In the second week, since most of the members in the club were new, we wanted to have a session where we could get to know the kids a little bit more. Therefore, during the session, we started off by introducing each other by passing a ball, followed by a creative building activity. We split up everyone into 4 groups and, using raw pasta with tape and marshmallows, made the children compete to build the tallest, but most sustainable, structure. By the end, it was evident by the smile and laughter by both the members of the club and the kids that they had fun.
As for the third week, the session was held in the drama room as we needed a wider space to play "zip zap bong" as well as "duck duck goose". Initially we had four activities planned for the kids, however, because the kids loved it so much, we ended up playing not 1, but 3 rounds of "zip zap bong", and spent plenty of time for "duck duck goose"! As a club we hope to bring more joy and laughter in the following weeks.