On November 21st, during AST’s Thanksgiving celebration a small group of students from almost every grade at AST celebrated Thanksgiving in a very meaningful way. These students went to the Taichung Orphanage to play music and games with the kids there. The children at the Orphanage are special needs kids with a variety of afflictions. At the Orphanage, we started the visit with a performance by the Chamber Choir Club.


Performed were:

All I Want from Kodaline by Hazel and Sydney

A Thousand Years from Christina Perri by Ting and Angela

Faded from Alan Walker by Zoe and Carilyn


You could tell from the kids faces that they really enjoyed the performance. After this, AST students and the orphanage children played London Bridge is falling down together. As the game progressed, you could see that everyone grew more and more comfortable with each other and had fun. Finally, we presented the Taichung Orphanage with the money we had raised during the Charity Fun Run in October, and shared toys that we bought for the children. All too fast, we had to leave the orphanage, but we left it with a true feeling of Appreciation and Thanksgiving.


Courtesy of Ms. Yasmin Pakzad-Mayer and Mr. Yuri Melnychuk


在 11月21日學校感恩節活動日的下午, 有一群來自不同年級的學生代表AST去拜訪台中育嬰院並捐贈善款。Chamber Music社團的社員精心準備了一些音樂節目, 之後大家與那裏的院生一同玩個小遊戲。在那邊的院生都是患有特殊疾病需要長期受照顧的人。


當日表演節目有:

All I Want from Kodaline 表演者: Hazel and Sydney

A Thousand Years from Christina Perri 表演者: Ting and Angela

Faded from Alan Walker 表演者: Zoe and Carilyn


台中育嬰院的院生真的很開心看到我們的表演與看到不同的樂器, 表演結束後, 我們與他們一起玩"倫敦鐵橋垮下來 “,  藉由這遊戲. 雙方打破隔離對彼此都更自在, 最後, 我們把在 Charity Fun Run 路跑活動所募到的款項, 與事先購買的玩具和教具, 捐贈給院方。 雖然這次的拜訪我們無法停留太久,  但確實感受到感恩節的真義 。


感謝 Ms. Yasmin Pakzad-Mayer and Mr. Yuri Melnychuk提供