Monthly Archives: April 2011

Remembering Chernobyl

Coincidentally, yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the chernobyl disaster. In a novice fashion, I discussed nuclear ambitions with the classes today.  It is interesting how things turned out 25 years down the road.  But the devastation is far from over.  The radioactive waste at Chernobyl will last more than a 100 over years.  All you see at Chernobyl today is a sarcophagus that they built over it.

This video gives us an inside view of the sarcophagus and what took place 25 years ago.

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Nuclear Power Resources

Article link on the benefits and disadvantages of Nuclear Power.

One of the most famous nuclear disasters – Chernobyl.  Good website that gives simple information on what really happened, plus a simple explanation of nuclear energy for a novice like me.

our grp project from yesterday

For the record, I am so proud of working group yesterday.  We had subject experts who knew the places well and one techie iphone geek who googled anything in history to scrutinizing google maps to look for alternative  sites.  Relying on our caffeine-starved brains, we managed to have some themes encompassing the trail.  One principal gave us feedback that it was excellent work 🙂 Like any other student, I crave for affirmation too!

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what I did today in Toa Payoh instead of coming to school

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It is the most boring title ever used.  I am pretty brain dead now after a long day out.  It is better for me to be succinct or nothing.  I spent the entire day divided at Toa Payoh doing a site visit cum trail and at New Town Secondary consolidating the learning points and designing another trail for our school.  Trails are what we use in our learning journeys for most of the subjects.

Compared to the rest of the 7 other trails, ours was the most urban and was full of creature comforts.  We had a bus tour and air conditioning at the HDB Gallery while others fought mosquitoes and monkeys in the wilderness.  Toa Payoh is a really old town with a lot of history in the kinds of HDB flats and amenities.  It was really nice to visit the old landscape garden that was really in vogue with bridal shots in the fast and to remember the kind of HDB flat set-up I grow up in when I was a kid.

Here are some of the shots I took that covered bits and pieces of the things that I liked.

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Sports Meet 2011

I decided to take it slow this year and camped out at the tentage mostly.  Here is a different perspective of what goes on during sports meet.   Well done SSC 🙂

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the first 3 words you see describe you