ETON Celebrates EDSA 25 on the Road
Kids are a curious lot. What better way to satisfy their need for new and exciting discoveries than to take them on a road trip, with no less than the Malacanang as the jump off point. Eton International School celebrated with the whole nation on the 25th Anniversary of EDSA with its very own courtesy call at the Philippines seat of government. To mark their visit, the students gave their paintings to President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. The students, parents, teachers, and staff also had a special tour of the Palace grounds which made them see and appreciate the significance of People Power.
From the Palace, the school road trip continued on to the province of Tarlac, to another important place. This time, the pit stop was the Aquino Museum, located on the grounds of Hacienda Luisita, the home of Filipino hero Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr., Former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino, and the current President, also popularly known as, “PNoy”. The museum made history come alive for the students of ETON through its vast collection of historical memorabilia of the Aquino Family. They learned that history and culture have more to offer than what can be found in their history textbooks. Looking at old family photographs of the Ninoy and Cory, seeing a replica of Ninoy’s prison cell, and hearing the voices from the past through recorded speeches were great teaching tools that taught the students of ETON that every Juan can be a hero when selflessness and love of country are uphold with dignity.
The last pit stop for the curious kids was the Prado Farm. What could be more fun than going to a real and operating—not just virtual—“Farmville”! The students had fun exploring the sustainable farm, and saw how organic vegetables and fruits and livestock are grown and raised.
Indeed, people, places, and events are also good teachers of history and culture. The ETON students took these precious learning tools, explored with it, and turned their wild imagination into significant realities.