I brought the P1-2 students out today to talk to people near our centre so that the children can write about them in their compositions.
It was a very rewarding session!
We met a man practising tennis and he was kind enough to explain the techniques to us. We also chatted with a man at an automobile parts shop who detailed his life to us.
A good writer has a strong grasp of the language. An excellent writer touches the readers with his life experiences.
Though my students are just seven or eight years old, I believe they can learn more through the lives of others.
I can also use this opportunity to teach them the art of interviewing. By asking the right questions, one can discover many interesting stories. Who knows, one of my students could be a Pulitzer Prize winner in future!