Thursday, April 2, 2009
Schools in Maninjau, West Sumatra (Indonesia)
Picture 1: Many students ride a bike to school.
Picture 2: Maninjau secondary school girls cool off with ice-cream.
Picture 3: Flag-raising ceremony before school starts
On my travels I am excited when I see a school, and will try to get into the school to have a look around.
In Maninjau (Sumatra, Indonesia) I walked into a secondary school. Their teachers had not yet arrived but I noticed the students were well-behaved, reading or chatting quietly.
Some sat outside.
"Can I take your photo?" I said in Bahasa Indonesia.
They waved their hands in protest, and fled back into their classroom as though they had seen a vampire!
Another group of students was practising a marching drill.
When a teacher arrived I said,"I'm only looking around."
Thinking I wanted to speak to her class she said, "Please, go in."
"No, I'm just having a look at your school," I explained.