Saw it first on the news. sebak terus. Immediately I could relate to the parents. I mean, their kids were not exactly toddlers, they were 17 year old, they were with their teacher and coach, it was a school related activity, I mean, you don't get safer than that.
My kids go out on excursions all the time. Sometimes to places where accidents wait to happen. I take for granted that the school would adhere to the safety rules and treat my children like their own ! The trust you place in schools to look after your kids is second to none.
Ok accidents happen. But don't lah set the accident up. No lifevests? Practising in an unsupervised area? Why NOT point fingers? Why CAN"T we hold ppl accountable? 6 lives are gone!
I really feel for the parents. The media pun has been so intrusive, all angles were taken and their grief shared with the world, which must have been the last thing they wanted. But at least it wakes me up now (and other parents I hope) and next time kids go out on any excursions more safety measures must be taken.
I did not however like the way the department of education etc immediately had to issue a statement to say that this was not under their coordination, they didnt know etc etc. I would sue them for good measure. Did not know, is not relevant. In the first place, why need to say all that, at such an early stage. Don't know, found it distasteful.
Whatever it is...I still feel like crying whenever I think of those children...and I hope the parents will pull through and find the strength to go through the pain.
Don't talk abt that child who fell. I refuse to even read about it, it's so sad.