12 Apr 2022 國立新竹特殊教育學校馬匹輔助教育

Hsinchu Special Education School 

施比受更有福 
It is more blessed to give than receive

這兩天在國立新竹特殊教育學校

大日團隊深深感受,感動在心!

班導師對孩子說:「皇上,輪到你上馬了!」

純真的孩子回答:「不要,我害怕!」

大日教練(打躬作揖)接口:「恭請皇上上馬!」

孩子開心地被教練恭敬扶上馬,面露聖威地騎馬繞行一圈後,原本的恐懼轉化為滿臉的笑容,要求再騎第二趟。

那一張張純真的臉,有著最直接的反應和表達,單純而天真!

握著孩子們的手,摸摸馬兒,餵馬兒紅蘿蔔,幫馬兒梳梳毛,在與動物的互動中,孩子們的感知一個個被開啟了,臉上的笑容,清新的笑聲,喜悅的表情表露無遺。

孩子恐懼上馬,換個方式引導,恐懼也能被轉化,我們感恩這樣的機會,讓我們學習如何尊重孩子的差異,如何個別地去引導孩子!扶著孩子騎完全程,心中想著的是「每個孩子都值得給予照顧、給予學習體驗的機會」,內心的滿足讓我們忘卻身體的酸楚。

這兩天的感動在大日團隊每位成員的心中持續發酵著…..

    "Sire, it's your turn to be on the horse," the teacher said to the student.

         "No, I am scared!" the student replied.

      The DaRi coach bowed humbly and said, "Your majesty, please mount the horse."

       Happily, the student climbed onto the horse with the coach's help and enjoyed a short ride. The student's unnerved expression was replaced with an ear-to-ear smile when he asked if he could ride again.

 

        We held these special need students' hands to caress the horses, to feed them carrots, and to brush their hair. By interacting with the horses, these students' senses were ignited and revealed in their smiles and laughters.

   We truly appreciate this unique opportunity to turn the fear of riding a horse into a pleasant experience for these students and to learn to respect every student's special need as very one of them deserved good cares and opportunities to learn. Despite muscle soreness after working with them, we feel contented and are greatly inspired by this special experience.