It is almost the end of the first semester and the children of Preschool B, Preschool C, and Kindergarten all thought of having a fun field trip to one of the newest and most interesting attractions in Manila – Museo Marino.
Last September 12, 2012, Wednesday, the classes of T. Angelo and T. LA took a bus ride to Malate, Manila to experience a “voyage” around the world through the different boats and ships at Museo Marino.
Even before reaching the place, the children were already in for a treat as most of them had their first ever bus ride!
It was fun to see the excited faces of these children as one by one they went up the bus and prepared for an unforgettable ride. While on the bus, we sang songs such as “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “The Rainbow Song”.
When we arrived at the museum, the children were put into 2 tour groups, one with the museum curator, Ms. Lilibeth, and the other with the museum assistant, Ms. Nicole. Both classes were toured and got to know the different kinds of ships, boats, the experiences of some seafarers, and the history of All Japan Seamen’s Union – AMOSUP.
All Japan Seamen’s Union – AMOSUP (Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines) is an organization established in 1960 by Captain Gregorio S. Oca to arrange and negotiate on the needs and working conditions of the Filipino seafarers and their families. Through the good relationship between the Japanese and Filipino seafarer’s unions, their families and they themselves have been receiving good benefits and have been working in good conditions.
After the tour, the children were shown a short movie entitled, “Ang Regalo Para kay Papa” which was about a little girl who was thinking up gifts for her dad who was a seaman.
When the movie was finished, the children were once again treated to something yummy as Museo Marino generously gave each child (and teacher and guest) some snacks and drinks. The children had a small picnic by the big orange lifeboat that most children said was their favorite part of the museum.
After eating, they were given another chance to go around and look at the different exhibits and pictures that they have not seen or wanted to see again.
As it was time to go home, the preschool classes took a big group photo and also gave their small tokens of appreciation to Museo Marino – a big paper boat and a thank you card!
The children wave goodbye to Ms. Lilibeth and Ms. Nicole as we ride the bus back to school.
It was a fun and memorable field trip for the children as well as for the teachers. The children learned a lot about seafaring and enjoyed seeing the big boats and ships. Museo Marino is surely a place for all ages. Even we, the teachers, were amazed at all their displays and the history it had. We’re pretty sure your whole family would enjoy it too.
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