A Walk around the Neighbourhood
Sandra raced across the pedestrian crossing with her younger brother, Alex. When they arrived at the community centre, the organizers were just setting up the different kiosks.
They raced around the foyer as they waited for the other participants to arrive. The kiosks were ready by the time the other participants started trooping in. Every participant in the walk was given a T-shirt and a goody bag with snacks and drinks. One of the Members of Parliament for the neighbourhood gave the signal for the walk to start. Everyone moved forward. Some were jogging, others were walking and children were hopping and skipping. The walk took everyone around the neighbourhood. Sandra and her brother came across places that they had never noticed before. They saw a small pond that was filled with koi and an abandoned attap house tucked at the edge of a nature reserve.
At the end of the walk, Sandra and her brother were dripping with sweat. They were exhausted and starving. By then, the sun was shining so fiercely above them that they were glad the walk had come to an end. However, they learnt so much about their neighbourhood that they decided to walk around on their own during the school holidays.