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SCHOLASTICANS AS SERVANTS AND ADVOCATES OF PEACE: Open to self, close to others, closer to nature, and closest to God

March 27,2019

The Grade Seven students of St. Scholastica’s College-Manila held their Lakbay-Aral last October 19, 2018 (Friday). This was a one-day major integration, focusing on molding them to become Scholastican servants and advocates of peace, realizing the beauty of God’s creation with the aim to let the students be open to the self, close to others, closer to nature, and most importantly, closest to God.

Their first destination was at Caleruega Church at Nasagbu, Batangas. There, they walked around the area and had a tour inside the Chapel of Transfiguration. They also prayed and after that, they went around again to see the greenery. There were lots of landscapes, trees, plants, and hills.

The next destination was Yoki’s Farm in Mendez, Cavite. The first activity was Laro ng Lahi in which 10 selected students from each class go through an obstacle relay. Afterward, everyone had lunch and a tour around a hall filled with artifacts such as old relics of gods and goddesses. The students planted peppermint plants and acquired a deeper understanding of hydroponics. Then, they interacted with different animals such as ostriches, zebras and a variety of birds.

A few days after the said integration, the students were to process their experience in their respective Homeroom classes with their class advisers and were asked to create a photo story that captures their realization of peace through the Ten Benedictine Hallmarks and the Grade 7 core values of respect, listening, compassion and harmony.

By: Marielle Lara G. Joson and Charlene Esther C. Sison of 7-Hospitality