MCM’s Outreach activity group held their first picnic at Marlborough College Malaysia at the weekend in support of Rotary Orphanage in JB, one of the charities that MCM and the Outreach team have chosen to support this year. The children began with a picnic lunch, prepared by the catering staff at MCM, followed by fun games including ‘Pass the Parcel’. The main event – a mini Olympics – included traditional British favourites such as the ‘Egg and Spoon race’ and ‘The Three Legged race’. There was much hilarity as the little children, paired with their much bigger MCM buddies, fell over or were carried to jubilant victory at the finishing line. All of the children were given whistles, on lanyards kindly strung by the Iskandar girls, for their efforts. Meanwhile, the Lower Sixth girls hosted a fantastic face painting and body art table. Every one of the children wanted to be adorned with paint and sparkles, including the helpers from the orphanage, who came away with glittery hearts and butterflies. Some children chose to decorate gingerbread biscuits with literally hundreds of sprinkles whilst others enjoyed playing with the scooters and in the sandpit. The afternoon ended with a fabulously refreshing dip in the Pre-Prep swimming pool.
It was a joy and a pleasure to watch our Outreach champions interact so naturally and so sensitively with our guests. They demonstrated their leadership, interpersonal and creative skills with aplomb. CAS is such an important part of the IB programme and it is truly wonderful to be able to see our students participate in an event such as the picnic. Without doubt, this is an example of where the MCM community can really make a difference to others in our locality through a sustained approach with regular commitments timetabled into the daily curriculum.
I have every confidence that this compassionate group of senior school students will organise and lead a similar event again and I look forward to the next one.
Head of Outreach