This exploration is about how to be a leader when we are in the wood or the place that we never know before, how to exploring new thing in the wood without using some stuff that we used,
This my week reflection for this exploration
Week 1 Reflection
On Monday, the first day of Outdoor Leadership Exploration. Our teachers divided us into groups and ask us what is NATURE? We discuss with our groups and to let us know more what is nature. Teachers told us to make a poster or poem or song what is nature mean to us?
On tuesday I wrote a song that teachers ask us what is nature mean to us?, and I sang the songs to class. And Teachers divided us into groups and share the experience with nature that we ever met.
On Wednesday we did a Nature Walk Observation, we learn how the nature look like, we observed the animals, weather, sound and plants.
On Thursday we have a debate that asked Is Liger campus Wilderness? We have two team one team agree and another team disagree. We discuss with team and start to debate. We collaborate with each other to make the debate go well. And after we finish the debate, We made a poster that include our hands print the name of the poster is Outdoor Leadership Promise we make this poster to promise with each other that we will help each other when we go on trip.
On Friday we have an activity call Rope and trees scenario, in this activity we have to collaborate with the team to cross the rope that tige of shoulder high, we have to cross it with all of the members, it is a really hard challenge because we can’t low the rope down and we have to pass our member one by one.
Week 3 Reflection
This week is kind of a boring week because all of the exploration were going on trip, and our exploration is the only one that was in school. This week we learn a lot about teamwork because the facilitator most of the time he divided us into the groups to work with each other.
On Monday we were writing on the trip reflection, we wrote how does it feel to live in the wood, how hard it is, how amazing it is, how it make me felt calm. We were putting the supplies that we took for the trip back.
On Tuesday We learned about the Risks Management, Risks Management have renewable of Identify risk, Review controls, Controls risk, Assess risk and than it keep rotating with Identify and keep rotating forward. The picture is from Vectorstock
Also we have some activities that related to what we learn, like making the trail and what will happen on that trail, and tell them to prepare for the things that could happen on that trail.
On Wednesday we were divided into some groups by our facilitator, why we divided into groups because on this day we need to work in team to fill out what might happen when we are trekking, so we thought what will happen when we are at the wood, we also find some solution to solve those problems or emergencies.
On Thursday we were finishing the work from Wednesday that we need to fill out and gathering everyone and share what are the problem that we found and what are the solution to help or solve that problem.
On Friday our facilitator asking us to plan where should we go on the last trip. We all some preparing what the foods should we bring and some preparing where should we go trekking and sleeping, some researching for the weather and some were writing the mail to Jame which is a professional trekking guy and he said that he will join our trip to Mundolkiri but he didn’t.
Week 4 Reflection
On Monday we also preparing the equipment that we need to go on trip and put all of those stuff on the list such as tents, headlamps, grass mates, blanket, cookware and more stuff. We did checking out those stuff and tell the chef what we need on trip for the foods.
On Tuesday Kieran back from sick and this day is the day that we will learn about the first aid. We did learned about the CPR chest compression, Checking Pulse and checking the breathing with the heart beat. We tried with our friends to do CPR chest compression, Checking Pulse and Checking the breathing with the heart beat, and teacher said don’t be shy if you have have the different gender no matter you have to save that person life.
On Wednesday we were learning more about first aid, how to help people when they are in emergency situation. We also learned about ( Stop and look around the scene ) it is the questions that we should ask when the people in emergency situation like Am I OK? Is everybody OK? Are you OK? And What happen?.
On Thursday we is the week that we finished about first aid, we were practicing what we learn from first aid and it is really hard for me because I don’t really understand about some new words so it hard for me to understand, Everybody did it very well, We predict that someone is got emergency and we need to help them by using what we learn from the first aid.
Trip Kirirom Reflection
My exploration trip was going there, it is a really cool place because it is on a mountain and that place have many place that we can visit such as Lake, Viewpoint, Waterfalls and forest.
We went to a waterfall call 1 Waterfall and it is about 2.5 kg to get there. This waterfall is really cold, before this place look like to rain but then the weather changed really fast from rain to sun, and the sunshine is really good with the water that flowing. The sound of the wind and water mix together is like a song never end. The trees are very tall, and all the branches are covering but the sunshine still come through. All the old rocks are wet and have the mars on it. The water is really cold like the ice, and the bobble soap of the water look like the snow. There are so many huts that stay in both sides of the waterfall. If we stand and look at the water it clearly that we can see the rocks at at the bottom of the water. All the air is really fresh. The bottom of the old rock have a lot of mars and it could make the people fall down easily if they won’t careful. People are playing in the freshwater and they look really happy. But some people were laying on the hammocks. And the gibbons are swinging on the branches at the top of the big trees.
After that we were going back to down and keep going to a lake and we set up our tents there, it is a really good time for me to relax in the wood like this. After we finish set up the tents, we make the fire to cook our food and make the fire for campfire. For the campfire we all were eating marshmallow and sitting around the campfire, dancing, singing and communicating. After that we were sitting still and communicate about the Rose, Bud and Thorn about this trip. And we keep going until 9:30 pm.
In the morning there a sound of the bell, and I wonder what is that sound while I’m sleeping in the tent, I was really scared of that sound bell and I decided to sit up and look at that, it really shocked me because it were some buffaloes and walking around our tents.
We start take down our tent and ready to go to another waterfall. We have been to another waterfall but I don’t know what is the name of it. We were walking through the wood to find the water and it is really really cool that we saw a big black squirrel on the top of the tree. This waterfall is really cool it look more beautiful than 1 waterfall, because this waterfall look more cleaner than 1 waterfall and it look like most of the people never been there. After that we come back to our school.
This is the last trip of Outdoor Leadership exploration, I really love this trip because I’ve never been this province before so it is my new chance that I got to see the new thing.
We went there on Tuesday November 2018, it is really long way and there are some traffic so we took nearly 10 hours to get there. When we arrived RDI I got of the bus and the weather made me really cold mixing with the big hill and the green plants on those hill and those stuff made me really happy, and everybody were start setting up their tents and cooking before the night get dark. ( Forgot to mention there were some challenges for us to try from out facilitator )
Lang Trook Waterfall
In the first morning we were preparing and cooking rice for our adventure to go to Lang Trook waterfall which far from where we stay so we need to buy the foods and and bring them to cook at the waterfall. When we arrived the guide house we were picking up our stuff that we need to take to the waterfall. We walked about 4 kilometer to get there, when we arrive the beauty of this waterfall did attract my view, it is really beautiful and there no trash around that area. There was a hut that is guide place for us to stay there and it look like the in my dream the place that I love is the hut near the clear waterfall without any trash. The guide help us to cook with the foods but we don’t have anything to cook and the guide help us cook by using all of the environments around us, he used bamboo to cook the fish and pork and he also made the soup for us it call Som Lor Bok and he cook without using pot but he also used the bamboo too, this is really cool ideas and I never know that before so it my new experience to cook in the forest.
This is a big trekking place for this trip we walked about 12 Km for this trekking. We choose the water partner because the trekking is too far so we need a lot of water and my partner is Lyhour. For me when I see this place I felt that I am in Africa because the land look like the grassland in Africa. I did imagined that I could see the Kangaroo and the zebras but actually I’m in Cambodia it is just my imagination. When we arrived the waterfall we all starting eating the noodle that brought to eat there, and also I’m the partner with Lyhour to eat noodle too. After eating the noodle we all just relax near the waterfall and we all were listening to the sound of the waterfall. We all are ready to walk to the big waterfall near this waterfall. The trail is small and I was walking at the back of other students but not the back back one, so I could hear the sound of the big waterfall too and the trail is really bad because of the pieces of the water that come from the waterfall it all flying around that area and the pieces of the water made the trail wet and slippery. It is really hard for us to move around because there a lot of mars, the mars also could make us slippery too. I did the write the reflection and drew what I saw in that waterfall too. After we went back from the trail, we arrived a place that we can stay and rest at. When we are resting facilitator want us to do some activities such as medical simulation and building shelter. For medical simulation I choose a partner he is Mony, First I am the lead rescuer and Mony is pretending that he is the victim for me to help. I help him step by step the same as what I learned from Outdoor Leadership class and at the end I know what happened to him he was falling from the trees and his head was bleeding. Next we exchange I am the victim and Mony is the lead rescuer, I pretended that I was shocked by the lightning and I’m kind of pass out and he also follow what he learned with me to help me too, and all of us were save. The next activities is building shelter in my team are Sokheng, Naka, Mariya and Me, and our facilitators want us to build that shelter by using the sources around us. My team decided to use the bamboos because there are a lot of bamboos around us Sokheng and Mriya were trying to collect the bamboos me and Naka were trying to collect the leaves to cover at the top to block just in case of the rain, I didn’t expect that I could build the shelter by using the sources around me it is really wonderful and I really love it.