Every Drop Counts / 滴滴珍贵

by Xuefei Jessica Thompson

This week at Summer Camp, kids had a special visitor to join our afternoon Multisport activities.

Sports Beijing often collaborates with educational corporations and this week they teamed up with Thirst – an NGO that spreads awareness of one of the most adverse social justice issues we face today, water insecurity. With this problem in mind, Thirst’s main objective is to educate, and most importantly, engage youth in activities about how to begin to cure water insecurity. Thirst aims to educate and inspire the youth of today in hopes of them continuing this education for the future. This week they helped bring children a day of sport and laughter, with a hidden lesson.

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The day began with the kids continuing their preferred sports training in basketball, football, gymnastics, and tennis. The room was filled with fun and laughter; as they warmed up and reunited with one another. The gymnastics coaches were warm and cheerful when helping their students stretch, while on the football pitch Mina and Dora screamed excitedly as they dribbled with the football under the watchful eyes of the coach. The basketball students bounced the ball around cones and had a friendly game of shooting hoops to get started.

All sports Beijing coaches are well trained and dedicated to offering your child his/her time and effort. They are kind and manage to connect with the children. The football coaches enjoyed a game of tag with the children whilst the equipment was being setup, during a break Keri said “I find football very fun and exercising too..” she barely finished her sentence before she ran off back to join her team mates in the game.

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After a healthy lunch and a short break, the Thirst team arrived and immediately caught the attention of the children with their bubbly personalities and helpful attitude. They set up both athletic activities such as basketball and bingo relay, and other non-athletic activities including Ocean Box Activity and ocean filter. A group immediately huddled into a circle after hearing the rules, they chuckled as they discussed strategies with one another and off they went to play and learn.

The basketball relay got the most cheers with everyone gathered in a circle and cheering on their team mates. The competition got so heated that a friendly game of basketball erupted; with students facing off against the coaches. No one could take their eyes off of them as they scrambled across the court desperate to shoot a hoop to make their team proud.

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Many people may ask what the connection is between sports and Thirst and wonder about why Thirst and a sport organization would collaborate. Fortunately, Maria from Thirst had time to explain the matter. “our goal today is to educate the youth about water scarcity and water insecurity, even through sports we can achieve our goals because education is limitless and can be taught in an infinite amount of ways.” Sports Beijing shares these values, as they not only want kids to have fun but also take something educational away from the experience. Sports Beijing supports its participants in many ways by providing a rigorous and fruitful rewarding calendar ofsporting activities offering its students many choices.

Today the kids learned a life lesson whilst playing games…Every drop counts!

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综合运动夏令营第四周正式开启了,而这周孩子们有一个特别的来宾。

SportsBeijing经常和一些对孩子们成长有帮助的机构合作,这周我们请来了Thirst,一个传播缺水意识的非政府组织。面对这种问题,Thirst今天的目的不仅想通过游戏的方式教育孩子们,还想增加现在孩子对缺水严重性的意识。Thirst想教育和激励当今的青年并希望他们能把这种思想传承下去。孩子们一天都很欢乐,而欢乐的背后隐藏着重要的一课。

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阳光明媚的上午孩子们继续了早在这周开始选择的运动,分别有篮球,足球,体操运动,和网球。早上一来他们和一个晚上没见的朋友重逢,交头接耳,窃窃私语,整个场地都充满了孩子们的欢笑声。体操教练温和细心的帮孩子们打节拍做热身运动。Mina和Dora两个淘气包在足球场边踢球边大声欢笑。篮球场上的学生都极其认真,一个接一个的投篮,教练在旁边开启了小课堂,帮助那些跟不上的学生。

SportsBeijing的所有教练都经历了良好的训练并且愿意为孩子们全力付出。他们善解人意和孩子们有说有笑。当主教练正在准备设备时,副教练带着孩子们开启了一场令人激动的抓人游戏。借用半场休息的时间我采访了Keri小朋友,她说足球可以让她锻炼身体,也令笑口常开。Keri话说到一半又立马起来回归队伍继续游戏。

午餐过后休息,Thirst队伍的灿烂笑容和友好态度立马得到了孩子们注意力。他们准备了如篮球接力和bingo接力的运动游戏,和海洋游戏和海洋过滤系统的非运动游戏。听过游戏规则后,一组小朋友立马抱团窃窃私语讨论他们的战略,讨论过后充满自信的加入游戏当中。

篮球接力收到了最大的喝彩,围成一个圈的学员们都为自己团队代表加油打气。竞争激烈到一个学员挑战了教练,这时整个场地都鸦雀无声,静静的看着他们,大家都目不转睛,全神贯注的看着比赛。而选手更是紧张,整个篮球场到处跑梦寐以求的想进球。

 

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可能许多人都会有疑惑,为什么一个体育机构会和Thirst这样的组织合作,而Maria代表Thirst帮我们解疑了疑问,她说“我们今天来的目的是想不仅想教育孩子们,还想增加现在孩子们对缺水严重性的意识,听过运动有利于孩子们更好的接受并消,教育孩子们的方法数不胜数,我只希望他们今天学到了些新知识。” SportsBeijing非常赞同Thirst的观点,他们不仅仅想让孩子们在这里感受到快乐,也想让他们学到一些前所未有的知识。SportsBeijing给予了孩子们选择的能力,并为孩子们量身定做了一套健康,欢乐多,并且还能教育孩子们的日程表。

今天孩子们通过游戏的方式学到了重要的一课——滴滴珍贵。

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For more information on THIRST, please see http://www.thirstforwater.org/

 

 

 

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