English School of Mui Ne

A short report from Mui Ne

2010-09-12

I arrived in Mui Ne this Monday for a short visit in ES and I have now spent almost one week in our new school with our 160 students. It is amazing what the staff of ES has accomplished since I left the last time (four months ago).  Ms Vy and her staff should be extremely satisfied and proud of what they have done. The feeling when entering the new school is incredible, there are students EVERYWHERE. In the front yard there are at least ten students sitting practicing English, having discussions with teachers or reading books. Then you arrive in front of the office where it is packed with students and teachers in deep discussions. Passing the office and heading to the back school yard will give you the opportunity to see one of the many English lessons going on in the classroom. If you pass by the classroom you will then enter our beautiful schoolyard/garden where the action is intense with group work, discussions and games. If you visit ES any specific time you are sure to meet about 50-60 students in ES all involved in something with a big smile on their face. ES has become a place for our students to meet up whenever they want, a place to where they can study together, a place where they can be children even if some of them work long days in construction sites in the area. The new school is place where knowledge is spread from friends to friends, where the students feel at home and where big smiles are seen everyday.