The culmination of the annual Linggo ng Wika was celebrated by pupils at the Campvelles Learning Center in Makati City last August 13, 2010.
The celebration was a week-long festivity celebrating the National Language of the Philippine Archipelago and highlighted by the theme "Sa Pangangalaga ng Wika Kalikasan, Wagas na Pagmamahal ang talagang Kailangan."
It was kicked-off on August 9, 2010, Monday by a Film Viewing of Cinderella in a Tagalized version, befitting the national language theme. The children were all smiles as they were treated with a nice storytelling at the film showing.
The next day was the Cooking of Filipino Delicacies that was taught by the teachers of the learning center Ms. Jihan Kabuhat, Ms. Joyce Daluz, Ms. Tara Anne Gonzales and the teacher aids. It was an enjoyable sight to behold for parents alike to see their children prepare much loved Filipino delicacies such as Palitaw or Boiled Rice Floursprinkled with Coconut and the crave-worthy Pastillas, a delicacy made of milk, sugar and butter. The finished products were then wrapped in colorful papers and was sold by the students themselves at the vicinity. It was a healthy treat and at the same time a good interactive therapy for the children.
-Making was done as a special activity the following day. The chidren were taught how to do simple crafts made of indegenous materials such as shells, capiz and abaca fibers. This activity could be used by the families to be a business venture and an opportunity for income generation making the special children worthy and useful citizens.
On August 12, 2010, the highlight was the Traditional Filipino Games such as Palo Sebo, Patintero and Tumbang Preso. It was a fun-filled day as the kids and their caregiver joined in the games trying to outdo each other.
For the culminating event on Friday, a fashion show of Traditional Filipino Costumes and a little program was done. The bubbly teachers presented a dance from the Bulaklakan Festival while the students clad in their own costumes strutted the stage as fashion models in traditional Filipino garb.
The event ended with a Barrio Fiesta, a "salu-salo" of Filipino foods and delicacies prepared by the staff and the parents who were invited to see the show.
It was well attended and everybody was overjoyed at the celebration of all things Filipino.
With much fervor and dedication, the event was geared towards the appreciation of the Filipino Culture as it applies in the modern living as well as to show different Filipino traits like showing respect to elders at home, in school and taking care of the environment as reflected in the theme. Lastly, the event aims to practice the Filipino language through songs, prayers and stories.
This event was a positive way of molding our children into becoming a good Filipino and a responsible citizen.