The best ten days of my life.
Hey everyone! Apologies for my extended leave of absence: I’ve just returned from a 10 day (sort of) school camp in Athens, Greece. 100 students from SABIS (our network’s name) schools all over the world gathered in Athens for the ‘SLTC’ (Student Life Training Conference), where we spent the mornings and afternoons brainstorming ways to improve our schools and then the evenings touring the city. It was truly one of the best experiences of my life, and here’s a poem I wrote about our experience there.
Ten days ago, I never thought
My life could change so much;
This trip has been all that I sought,
Mem’ries I’ll always clutch.
From start to end, this has been a
Series of fun events;
Bonding galore within just a
Ten day meager segment.
From almost falling out of bed
To loud alarms, mid-yawn,
To rushing to get into bed
Before the curfew’s dawn.
The lengthy walks we’ve taken here,
The conferences too,
Have been the core of our sphere
Of joy and allies new.
This camp has shown me that I’m part
Of a community;
A hundred well-connected hearts —
A real coterie.
The treasure I’ve found in this cove
Is priceless and so rare:
Brothers and sisters in a trove,
And heroes, a fair share.
So here’s to our great SLCs*
Who’ve made our flowers bloom,
And Mr. Roger**, the fresh breeze
Who brightens every room.
All the decisions that we take
Prove we’ll make our schools proud;
‘A difference together we make’***…
One team can change the crowd.
*SLCs: The Student Life Coordinators or “teachers” who manage all the student activities in every school.
**Mr. Roger: The conference leader and a truly inspirational man who every student at the SLTC aspires to become.
***The SABIS motto is “Together we make a difference” so I thought I would incorporate that here.
Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe, and comment on what you thought of this poem, what your favorite summer camp memories are, or even (because this is one thing we learned at the conference) what one of the random acts of kindness you’ve done is. Thanks for reading! ♥