Monday, October 5, 2009

Personal Statement

Sir David Attenborough was one of the greatest television presenters of all time. For over 50 years he has brought us award winning documentaries such as BBC's Life Series. He said, "It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living." Inspired by his works, I wish to emulate him in his cause to educate others. By joining Wildlife Reserves Singapore Pte Ltd, I will be able to share my passion for knowledge, by motivating others to learn more in an interactive and creative learning environment.

Working with children is challenging. During my short stints as an Assistant Softball Coach, I was hired to coach children of ages 9 -12. With determination and patience, these kids were transformed into athletes who understand the meaning of teamwork, hard work and discipline. Not only did they build confidence from picking up skills of the sport, but also learn moral values such as respect and humility.

From this experience, I felt satisfaction in seeing these children benefit through my efforts. I corrected their mistakes and never gave up on the weaker ones. To capture their interest, I incorporate the element of fun in all my activities. I learn that teaching doesn’t have to be confined to the four walls of a classroom. The outdoors is an ideal learning environment too. It encourages students to think outside of the box, and helps them pay more attention to detail.

In school I have participated in student body organisations, carrying out activities and large scale school events such as orientation projects, concerts, and fundraising bazaars. I conducted sports related programmes, sports clinics as well as tournaments for my CCA. I have a flare for contributing to events that are bigger, better and bolder than the ones before. I learn that to communicate effectively to create positive team dynamics. As part of organising events, we must be prepared for the worst. This challenges me to rectify a problem spontaneously. I understand that some things are beyond our control but staying positive helps to keep us focussed on the task at hand.
The company encourages its employees to be proud of their work and promote a healthy working environment to achieve excellence. As an education executive it allows me to maximise potential to create ideal lesson plans that are useful and fun for the visitors of the parks. 

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