Last weekend KKC took 15 students to visit Menjangan island along with a nearby mangrove sanctuary. This was enjoyed by all and proved to be a great experience. On arrival KKC students gave a performance of trash monster to the local primary school. This performance was really well received, and did a great job of raising awareness about littering along with single use plastics. Following this it was off to Menjangan island, where the students took part in a trash walk while attending its holy temples. After a hot and sweaty trash walk it was a real relief to get into the sea for a spot of snorkeling. For many this was their first experience snorkeling and it really helped give them a closer connection to the nature under the sea.
On the second day we visited the mangrove sanctuary where students took part in another trash walk, followed by the planting of some mangrove trees. Here they were able to find out a little more about the mission of the mangrove sanctuary and its importance in the local ecosystem. There was even time for a little more snorkeling before returning home. After two action packed days, the long drive back served a good opportunity to catch up on some much needed sleep!
Kul Kul Connection students hosted a wonderful event during Sustainable Solutions. For those of you who missed it, the KKC teachers organized a Carnival in the Sangkep that included making crowns out of palm frawns, a giant spinner wheel of fortune, and a mini Ayung river simulation.
This carnival was inspired by the Legend of the Ayung River. This local legend is about the creation of the river that flows through our campus. The current King of Sibang in the 7th generation in line from Anglurah Mambal Sakti, the King who asked Dewi Danu to open a hole in Lake Bratan to start the river on its course. We want to congratulate the students on their wonderful achievement. We are taking a group of 20 KKC and Local Scholar students to the top of Mount Batur this Saturday. Many of our local students have not had the chance to connect with these amazing natural sites here in Bali. We are so grateful to Green School team to support us in making these opportunities possible.
Kul Kul Connection is launching, Green School English – a new course for students wishing to learn English as a second or other language.
For students aged 9-14, this program offers a transformational English language learning opportunity, reflecting the Green School Way.
The semester-long course is open to international students and launches end of July. Students at a beginner level of English will achieve sufficient fluency through the 5-month program to allow for a smooth transition for an international school admission.
While Green School has a growing waiting list, Green School English has space for 24 English language learners and their families wishing to engage in a semester-long Green School experience. Please share this opportunity to your network of friends and family while placements are still available. Learn more here
Catch Kul Kul Connection perform at the Ubud Food Festival this weekend and also at the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior on Sunday. Come out and support!
KKC is fighting against the current and we want you to come join us! Bali’s rivers are clogged with trash and this problem is on the rise. Our KKC students are taking a stand (on stage) to stop the rush and address this issue. We are proud to announce that our KKC youth activist class will be showcasing their Changemaker performance at several events around Bali over the next few weeks. You can come out and support our students at Ubud Food Festival on April 14 and on the Greenpeace Boat the following day.
The week after, the student activists will perform again at Sustainable Solutions on April 18. And to top it all off, the Kul Kul Connection community has organized an interactive showcase of “The Legend of Ayung River.”
It is three days to go to the Bali’s Day of Silence, Nyepi.
What have you prepared for the day? Here are some tips for you:
1. Stock up some foods and drinks, because you have to stay indoors and everything is closed for the day
2. Don’t miss the Ogoh-Ogoh Parade on Nyepi Eve!
Speaking of Ogoh-Ogoh, KKC students and LSP families have collaborated in the past two weeks to create Octo Plastic Ogoh-Ogoh. Our KKC students took turns to decorate the Ogoh-Ogoh every day, 15-30 minutes before and after the class. We used materials from nature and KemBali to decorate the Ogoh-Ogoh. Now, our Octo Plastic Ogoh-Ogoh is ready to get involved in the parade tomorrow. We are so excited to see you and integrate with all the Green School community in the parade!
If you haven’t tried it already, Nasi Campur is a delicious dish found here in Indonesia. The Nasi Campur dish is filled with colours and flavours as it features an array of different tasty delicacies from the archipelago. While this newsletter post is not exactly this dish itself, it about food and eating food together as CAMPUR community.
At the lunch tables in the Heart of School, more often than not, we see Indonesian people sit with their fellow Indonesian friends and International people sitting with their fellow International friends. This is likely just a symptom of birds of a feather flocking together, but we think that is a healthy thing to ruffles those feathers now and then. We want to invite you – parents, teachers, staff, and students – to come and sit at the Campur Table with the Kul Kul Connection team. The aim of this table is to bring people together and to encourage greater use of Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Bali among our International folks.
The Kul Kul Connection has reserved a lovely low-lying table in the Heart of School to be the CAMPUR TABLE. Look out for the sign. Come sit, learn, laugh and connect with us.
Last week, students of KKC Mudita shared some secret recipes from home. Check them out and maybe you can try the recipes at home!
Mon – Ken – Fu Nugget by Indri
Things you need:
- Chicken meat
- Crispy flour
Step by step instructions:
- Chop the salmon and chicken meat
- Combine the salmon and chicken meat with the other ingredients
- Mix them with your hands
- Make the mixture into shape that you like
- Fried the mixture that already have shape
- Drain the nugget
- The Mon – Ken – Fu nugget is ready
Vegetarian Spaghetti by Saci
Things you need:
- 100gr spaghetti
- 100gr paneer
- 2 tomatoes
- 2 red chili
- 1/2 tbsp of salt
- 1 tsp of sugar
- 1 tsp of black pepper
- 1 tbsp of oregano leaves
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- 3 tbsp of oil
Step by step instructions:
- Chop the paneer then fry
- Boil the spaghetti 10 until 15 minutes
- Blend the tomatoes and chili with the blender
- Saute the tomatoes and chili that already blended
- Add black pepper, salt, sugar, olive oil, oregano, and the paneer
- Drain the spaghetti
- After that, add the spaghetti to the saute ingredients then stir it
- Put the spaghetti on the plate, vegetarian spaghetti can we eat now
The Eel by Gita
Things you need:
- 1/2kg eel
- 1/2 a grain of coconut
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 3 kencur
- 3 chili
- Right amount of cooking oil
Step by step instructions:
- Kill the eel by sprinkling it with salt
- After the eel is really dead, prepare the skillet. Heat the cooking oil, after the heat fried half-baked eel. After it is desired
- Then clean the eel that has been fried earlier
- Half grain coconut, and then cuttings. After that pour the oil into the pan to taste, after the heat input spice that has been in earlier.
- After the smell of fragrant, input eel that has been chopped. Stir and add salt to taste and little flavoring. After a bit dry, input the grated coconut, then continue stirring, until grated coconut turn brownish color. After the smell of fragrant, check whether it is cooked
- Once cooked, remove and serve with a plate of white rice
“Ngayah Village Clean up Day 25 February”
Kul Kul Connection is currently on a big project. By using the theme “Ngayah” a Balinese term meaning “to contribute sincerely without expecting anything in return”, Kul Kul Connection invites the people of Sibang Kaja to commemorate National Trash Day of Indonesia by joining en masse in a village clean. There will be six banjars and four schools around Sibang Kaja getting involved and sharing the work of this clean up celebration. The aim is to increase local awareness of being responsible for their own waste. After the clean up session, we invite all the participants from Sibang Kaja to experience the Green School atmosphere while enjoying refreshments and snacks while watching our KKC kids perform on the stage.
International members of the Green School community are warmly welcomed to take this opportunity to connect with the local community. Come join us for the Sibang Kaja clean up!
Meeting point: 6:50am (set your alarms, folks!), Green School parking lot.