Your Personal Growth

What could be the most important experience for you at Kanchanaburi? What will change you the most? What will make you a different person by the end of the week?

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Think deeply about the questions I have put in bold, discuss them with your family if you need to. Then, make a comment to tell us what you think.

  1. November 8, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    The most important experience for me is when I leave my parents to go to other places. The activities: Flying Fox because I’m scared of heights. Facing challenges because I don’t really face challenges. This is true, not fake.

    • Mr. Sam
      November 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm

      How will going away from you parents change you as a person?

    • Pin
      November 8, 2010 at 5:27 pm

      oh when I first did flying fox I was quite scared but u’ll be safe!!!
      Its really fun if you did it already 😀

  2. November 8, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I’m saying honesty.

  3. sebastian
    November 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    The most important experience for me will be doing everything myself, so I get use to it I will do it at home. I think what will change me will be being away from my parent’s will force me be independent. The activities we will do there could change how we think about things in life.

    • Mr. Sam
      November 8, 2010 at 5:22 pm

      Can you give us some examples of how we might change the way we think about life?

      • sebastian
        November 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

        It could effect how we feel about it . That could make us be more open minded.

  4. Pin
    November 8, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    What could be the most important experience for you at Kanchanaburi? What will change you the most? What will make you a different person by the end of the week?

    The most important experience for me in Kanchanaburi might be doing some of the activities that I never did before (not flying fox and swimming)
    The thing that might change me the most is I might make for friends and my personality might change (Be more of a risk-taker etc.)
    By the end of the week I might collect more experience and i’d enjoy the camp for sure so I’d surely collect more experiences…. 🙂

    • Mr. Sam
      November 9, 2010 at 8:26 am

      How could you become more of a risk-taker and how could that help you in the rest of Y6 and Y7?

  5. Jin
    November 8, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    The most important thing for me is when I face new activities like flying fox because I have never tried it before and I want to try it because everyone or almost everyone says that it is fascinating and I want to know the truth. I will also miss my family but I need to get into the habit of not missing them. i will put up with it. I will become a really nice person next week because if I don’t change during the kanchanaburi trip i will complain and I think that that is quite frustrating

    • Pin
      November 8, 2010 at 5:29 pm

      Oh Flying Fox is AWSOME!!!! 😀

      • Sam
        November 8, 2010 at 6:59 pm

        Is it? I heard that it’s really fun but…
        I don’t do things like that. I will try though!

    • Mr. Sam
      November 9, 2010 at 8:27 am

      What do you mean when you say you will “become a really nice person”?

      • Jin
        November 9, 2010 at 8:19 pm

        that means like not complaining person at the camp when I fail sth

  6. Johan
    November 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    The most important experience at kanachanburi is probably like getting to now people better and also then working with the other people and helping people out (Teamwork). When I come back to nist I think I will be a more cooperating person and also more of and open-minded person because I think we will be doing a lot of challenges where ou all have to work together as a team and not just being in a group of people wich you always hang out with,instead maybe somebody who you dont really know.

    • Pin
      November 8, 2010 at 5:34 pm

      I agree I think that we would make new friends and we would cooperate more goodly

    • sebastian
      November 9, 2010 at 6:04 am

      I agree but how about if that person wasn’t confident and was to shy then he will need one of his friend’s to help him.

    • Mr. Sam
      November 9, 2010 at 8:29 am

      You’re right, I hope the camp does help your group of friends to be a bit more open-minded so that you can have other friends.

  7. gabi
    November 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    My expierence will be my record of longest time i have been in kanchanburi because when i was little i went there alot to see my grandparents.

    I will be a different person next week by:
    i will want to go back or i wont leave cause i like.
    I will be a risk taker by doing challenges.
    gabi 🙂

    • Mr. Sam
      November 9, 2010 at 8:31 am

      I’m not sure what you mean by “i will want to go back or i wont leave cause i like”. Can you explain it a bit better?

  8. gabi
    November 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm


    • Mr. Sam
      November 9, 2010 at 8:32 am


  9. Paula
    November 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    I think that I might discover something new about myself. The questions in this post are very difficult for me to answer because I have no idea about what activities are going to take place and what exactly will happen and I cannot tell the future. I think that these questions are good questions to ask after the trip because no-one can know now.
    For example Johan said that he will be better at co-operating but how does he know? He said he would help people though maybe he might not help people after all.
    Odette said that being away from her parents and flying fox will be difficult for her and she might become more brave but maybe she will just think that staying away from her parents is so horrible and she might hate it even more. Flying fox could scare her so much that she will never step on a swing or airplane ever again.
    Sebi was saying that he would be more independent without his parents but maybe the kids in his room will take even more care of him than his Parents.

    (I’m not saying that these things are going to happen, they are just possibility’s and there are also other possibility’s than what I said and what they said. I am just using what they wrote as examples which support my opinion which is “No-one knows the answer to the questions which Mr. Sam wrote for us to answer”)

    • Pin
      November 8, 2010 at 6:47 pm

      wow u explained it really clearly and I kind of agree with you. 🙂

    • Sam
      November 8, 2010 at 6:58 pm

      You said that you don’t know what activities we’re going to do. You should look at the Kanchanaburi timetable- most of the activities we’re going to do are written there.
      Paula, you should write what you THINK is going to happen. I think that Odette just thinks that she will become more brave.

    • Mr. Sam
      November 9, 2010 at 8:43 am

      I like your critical thinking Paula! However, it is important that everybody knows that there are no “right” or “wrong” answers to the questions. We are predicting, coming up ideas and theories and trying to imagine what will happen in the future. Being able to think like this is a sign of “higher intelligence”.

  10. Sam
    November 8, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I think the most important experience for me is doing the activities. I have never done such activities and I don’t think I would if my mum randomly asked me if I want to even though it looks reallt fun. The reason I wouldn’t do this is because I don’t trust it but I think it will be safe at Kanchanaburi.
    I think at the end of the week I will be more confident in myself. I think I will be more confident because I will start to trust things more so I would do things I usually wouldn’t.


    • Am
      November 8, 2010 at 8:36 pm

      I agree with you because I havent done the flying fox and all that and its true that you will never know how something really feels like until you’ve really done it before.

    • Mr. Sam
      November 9, 2010 at 8:43 am

      How can the confidence help you in the next few months?

  11. 18manisha
    November 8, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    The most important experience for me is doing the adventures like flying fox and other adventure things because i didn’t do some of the adventures we are going to do in kanchanaburi.Being away from my parents because it will help me be more independent.

    • Mr. Sam
      November 9, 2010 at 9:38 am

      Will you be ready to do the Flying Fox?

  12. Michael
    November 8, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I think that the most important experience in the camp will be staying in the hotel room with classmates because I have never been alone in a hotel room without my parents but I have been other places without my parents. I think after the camp I will become more independent and mature.

    • Mr. Sam
      November 9, 2010 at 9:38 am

      What do you think will be the biggest challenges staying in a hotel room with classmates?

      • michaelt
        November 11, 2010 at 5:06 pm

        They might be silly and do unsafe things.

    November 8, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    The most important experience for me is having our own rooms of groups of 2,3, or 4. One of my other experiences would be the activities as most of us have mentioned.

    Something that will change me the most is having our own rooms which might make me a bit more independent. I think staying away from my parents for 3 nights will change me a lot because it will make me independent and I have never been away from my parents or anyone in my family for 3 nights though I’m looking forward to it.

    Something that will make me a different person by the end of the week is being more open-minded and independent by staying alone with my friends.

    • Mr. Sam
      November 9, 2010 at 9:39 am

      What things will you have to do for yourself that your parents usually do for you at home?

  14. May
    November 8, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I think the most important experience for me is doing adventures and staying away from my parents. I’m not really a brave person because sometimes my family we went to a trip and my brothers always try new things and if they said it was fun good or etc. I will try. I think that going to camp will change my to be a really brave person and a kind of person that like to try new things.

  15. Am
    November 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Well, to me and like mostly everyone else, the flying fox or the activities will be the most important experience. But to me yes that is experience but in camp you will experience how you feel and being independent and taking responsibility and mostly being trusted. It’s important because it might be the last time you’re going to camp or the first time; but it important because you can know how it really feels like to take responsibility of your actions and sometimes acting like adults. To me that is very important because that all leads us to independence and knowing really how you should act, behave and all that. The activities to me yes it’s a great experience BUT is it that important? I’m sorry if you disagree but to me its not that important.
    Well what will change me the most is the choices I have at camp. Say at home I shout everyday when I’m thirsty “Get me a glass of water!!”(It’s true-I do that!) but in camp i cant just shout. I cant just say I’m thirsty. Theres a smaller amount of options that I can do to handle just a tiny tiny situation. That will change me because at camp I’ll be more independent and actually learn how to get things myself. It can also change how I feel about what I’m doing because when I get water myself I could reflect and think “Wait, getting water is so easy and I still tell someone else to get itt for me and have them waster time!?”. I could really change how I think and feel and hopefully be nicer and care more for people who always do things for me.
    What will make me a different person after camp is I think friendship because thats when I handle my choices and all. It will make me a different person because everyday its person A and Am together. But after camp I will hopefully think and reflect “Wait, Ive been playing with person A for so long but I’ve never played with this person. Ive been with her in camp and spent sometime with her and shes pretty coool. Maybe I could play with her today…”. I wont be the same old person and play with person A all the time and I will think differently and care more and respect others more. Not just Hi Person A lets play!! hahahhah! its not just that. I have to change and be different and be open minded. I gurantee I won’t be the same Am who plays the same thing or with the person I play with everyday all the time. Yes I will still play with the person I play with all the time but maybe invite some other people to join and have fun and act differently and making the right choices for yourself. But Ive got to remember that when I have new friends, old friends still exist.

    • Jin Jo
      November 9, 2010 at 6:01 am

      Am a compliment

      I think that you have a lot of important things for Kanchanaburi I think that your head is full of smart things!

  16. Anirudh
    November 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    I think that trying new activities at Kanchanaburi without my family will be a new experience for me. Sometimes when I am scared, my dad helps me get over my fear. Maybe my teachers will help me. I will pack my own bag and learn to be independent.

  17. 18saeyeono
    November 8, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    IT will be a new experiance for me if i am going out for three nights I dont get scared but i get little bit crazy because i am trraped in the room.

  18. Jin
    November 9, 2010 at 6:02 am

    I think that I also have a lot of experiences but there are too many I guess.

  19. 18terried
    November 9, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I think most important experiance for me is responsible by myself.

  20. Pimboon
    November 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    What will make you a different person by the end of the week?

    I think that leaving away from my family for 3 nights is a good experience for me because I only left my family for 2 nights (at the most.) Doing many,many challendges and activities will be an experience, too, because I have never done the activies set up, like the FlyingFox and stuff,(but I did most of them too…) Changing while we are away at camp and doing stuff will be an experience too. Being more independant and and doing dangerous stuff and being away will defitnely change me somehow. I will be more independant and more of a Risk-Taker ans also not having parental guidience (if I spelled that correctly…) for a few days.

    • Pimboon
      November 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm

      Sorry, went to the toilet and this younger cousin of mine messed up the computer and she posted it while I wasnt there. Please ignore the first part of “What will make you a different person by the end of the week?” part because again, she had messed somthing up and I wasnt watching. But Im done with the comment anyways.

  21. 18aayushk
    November 9, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    This Kanchanaburi trip will be a great experience. I will face new challenges like the flying fox. I will have to take a lot of responsibility and use all the organization skills I have because there is nobody who will help me out in some things. I will also have to adjust to the way other people live because I think I live differently than other people. Moreover I will have to cope with different kinds of foods because I might not like something that they serve to our class.

  22. 18paulk
    November 9, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I think the most important experience will be being responsible.
    I can prove to Mr. Sam that i can be very responsible and switch my self off.
    It will really help me to have this experience.
    I will become more active and more mature.
    This will be a big change. It will be very good for me.
    I will do better in school because I will learn lots of things that I would not learn every day.
    At camp I will Change,
    In a good way!

  23. Annette
    November 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Very interesting to read all your comments here and I can see that you’re all very excited about the Flying Fox!
    But let’s get serious: Quite a few have mentioned that you hope to become more independent and responsible, to become more open-minded and make new friends. I think these are good things to get from the experience at camp.
    From my memory of field trips (looong time ago) I can tell that we used to grow closer as a class or group – once you’ve seen each other in pyjamas, with uncombed hair, muddy, tired, helped each other find the shoes that got lost somewhere in the room, laughing over something with people from your class that you barely knew before – you will feel different about your class.
    This team spirit is something you will take back to your classrooms at the end. You’ll be a strong team for the rest of the year and you can build on it for example to organize the Year 6 exhibition. Have fun!
    Annette/ Paula’s mum

  24. 18manisha
    November 9, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Ya i am ready to do flying fox but maybe i will need help from my group and the teachers.

  25. 18manisha
    November 9, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I am ready to face any challenge.

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