On the 7th and 8th of April, the librarians of SMKBU3 had a fun time during the Librarian Camp 2017. After school on Friday, all the librarians changed into their librarian t-shirt and waited at the library. Then, the camp started with a ice breaking ceremony by the committee members which involved playing dodgeball.
Then, we stood with our groups that we were assigned to. Soon, it was time for station games. We were given a piece of paper with clues that help us to find our station. The clues would form a number and we have to call the number. The first group to call the number will win.
There were a lot of games like blowing a ping-pong through the maze without touching the line, passing a long message to our group members but our legs are tied together making it hard to move and many more. There was even a short game that was held within a given time frame and it involved two groups that arrived first. This game would help us earn extra
Unfortunately, we realised that some of us were stuck downstairs at the canteen and the others were at the library. We managed to call the security guard and unlocked the gate.
Then, we all went to the canteen to cook our dinner. All groups including the committee started whipping up dishes. You could see the librarians’ showing off their awesome cooking skills.
After one and a half hours, we were finally done. We ate the food we cooked and it was tasty. There were spaghetti, fried rice, jelly, fruits and many more. After filling our tummies with food, we headed to take our bath.
Later, we went to the basketball court. We played some awesome night games. Soon, we had a group dance and drama performance. We had come up with a drama plot using our team name. The plots were so interesting and we were totally immersed in their performance. Many librarians showed off their amazing dancing skills.
Then, we had a dance floor party. We danced to the tune of songs till wee hours of the night. Since everybody was exhausted, we cleaned up and went to sleep. The girls slept in the library while the boys slept in classrooms. While we were sleeping, the committee members were on patrol.
The next morning, we took our bath and proceeded to the basketball court. We had a small exercising session with Chloe leading us. Then, we had a game called “Mr. Marcus”. It is a game where you are given a bunch of sticks and you have to order a song from one of the seniors and you are required to choreograph to the song. You will be charged a certain amount and you will have to pay with the sticks you have. Before we practiced, we had our breakfast that was mainly jam and bread.
After eating, we came back to the basketball court and started rehearsing for our dance. We performed in front of three of our seniors who would later grade us.
We can perform as many times as we want. A lot of groups used their creativity to choreograph their steps. The seniors were impressed by our skills.
Then, we packed our stuff and changed into our camp t-shirts. We packed up and brought our stuff to the basketball court. Then, we were asked write a thank you note to our fellow librarians. We wrote our heartfelt messages to them.
Then, the winners for our librarian camp were announced. The marks were calculated based on our two days activities such as station games, cooking session, dance performance, drama performance and our points for the ‘Mr. Marcus’ game.
After the winners were announced, we took a group picture as a remembrance. This camp was so fun and I enjoyed it. I will never forget this camp and I hope we have this camp again next year.
A day spent with friends is always a day well spent.
By : Thivyashini Selvaseelan