Friday, March 06, 2009
wong beng tong
Are you special for not being 'special?'
I was sitting at one side of the cafeteria when the bell rang. It was recess time for the upper secondary school students. For 20 minutes the cafeteria was in havoc. Pupils were screaming everywhere. There were plates of food being thrown. Most of them were not queuing to buy food. They were more like pushing and ‘himpit’ing. (Haih. Mengeluh. Ini pelajar2 yang berusia 16 tahun ke atas kah?) There were also some teachers (mostly females) struggling and trying to book their ‘lauk-pauk’ because they were afraid the dishes will finish soon.
After the 20 minutes the bell rang again. It was a sudden peace in the area. I continued my work there. I concentrated until I heard some noise which were the noise of people chattering. These were the pupils from special education classes. I began to observe. They were queuing to buy food. Eating their meals properly and quietly. Some of them were even helping each other out to buy food. They gave way to some of their friends who were really ‘special’.
Then I said quietly to myself. When will we began to learn from these special children?
*gambar yang sertakan ini merupakan salah seorang pelajar pendidikan khas.
Posted by abdullahjones at 11:04 AM