On Independence Day … school activities that attract joy and pride in the eyes of students

Mona Abu Hammour

Amman – “Long live His Majesty the King, long live Jordan. How morale is high, the fire burns in the field, Abu Hussein Noor Al-Ain, long live the fast Abu Hussein (God) fast”, words by the child Bahr Hazem (5 years) repeated throughout the house, in an Attempt to memorize her words, in preparation for participating in his school’s celebrations on the occasion of the Seventy-sixth Independence Day.
With great enthusiasm and determination, Bahr has been arranging his military uniform, funeral and rifle for more than five days, waiting to be worn on Independence Day, to celebrate this national occasion that is close to the heart of the Jordanians.
The great enthusiasm that ignited the school in the heart of Klein Bahr and his friends who participated in the school’s celebrations on Independence Day, and sneaked into their homes for the first time, as all family members sang these words daily, according to Bahr se ma.
Bahr is not alone in preparing and taking care of the national celebrations this week. A week ago, most schools began their preparations to celebrate this prestigious national day, reinforced by the paragraphs in which students share the values ​​of loyalty, belonging and pride in what Jordanians have achieved since independence, according to music teacher Ghada Klopp.
In the role of a Jordanian woman who raised her children over the love of the fatherland and promised her children to sacrifice for the fatherland, so that they killed martyrs on her land. In tenth grade, Laila Khaled takes part in a national play on Independence Day in celebration of her school.
Laila says, “My role in the play is very influential, and I felt like a real mother whose son was tortured … I read more about Independence Day, got to know the stories of Jordanian heroes and was excited to hear about it. to participate. special day, of which I believed to be a part. “
Many leading events are held by the schools of the Ministry of Education in the public and private sectors to celebrate the 76th Independence Day, after a two-year interruption of face-to-face education, which was very popular among students and parents up to participate in the national celebrations.
As usual, Umm Ahmed, a mother of four children in the primary stage, brings “soft Arabic coffee dals” to send to her children’s school on Independence Day, as well as “bags of clothes and sweets” so that her children can distribute them to their children. colleagues and teachers.
As for the morning queue, school radios sing patriotic songs and hymns that salute the souls of the retired army who hear them, and parents in their homes, the memory of this National Day, in addition to the feelings of joy and pride in this national day. performance, which the students who participate in these activities feel.
The participation of children in national celebrations and events is one of the important issues that educators need to pay attention to, according to family consultant Mofeed Sarhan, whether these celebrations are in schools or institutions near residences.
He attributes the importance of this participation to the fact that it makes the child feel proud while listening to the achievements of his country, and also the presence of large numbers of these events is one of the elements of motivation and increases the motivation to work Or pictures or maps, and to ensure that information is transmitted and that they know basic information about the homeland; To know the borders of his homeland, his monuments and his most important treasures.
The educational adviser, dr. Bushra Arabiyat, drew attention to the great and important role of the family and the school in consolidating the concepts of independence, at a time when students of this generation are spending their time on social networking sites and electronic devices.
Bushra drew attention to the great role the school has in promoting the concept of independence and the history of Jordan in many of the activities that can be established, such as school radio and the national anthem.
She added, “The school’s national celebrations at national events, training students to perform patriotic poems and participating in plays embodying Jordan’s history, contribute to improving students’ knowledge of the history of their country. and the importance of independence for the state. “
Sarhan says: “To care for national opportunities, to explain their meanings and implications to children, to participate in what is available to them, to raise children to love others, to spread intimacy and abuse of people and to avoid institutions is one of the responsibilities of spreading the culture of dialogue and adhering to the approach of moderation and moderation. ”
On the other hand, Arabiyat places another responsibility on the family in promoting these concepts through channels of dialogue with the children, explaining the importance of independence for Jordan and the people and the most important achievements of the country from the date from independence to the present day. .
To inform the children about the great changes that have taken place in the history of Jordan and its revival after independence in all areas, to show the children, according to Arabiyat, the importance of this national event and to make them feel more proud and to to belong to the homeland.
The consultant, Sarhan, points out that love for the fatherland and the pride of belonging to it is an instinctive instinct rooted in the human soul, and it requires care, attention and guidance to stay strong in all age stages, and in The love of the fatherland must be a practical and realistic concept and translated on the ground into behavior and action in circumstances of need as in conditions of prosperity, as in circumstances of need, it is not controlled. by material interest or personal benefit, but is motivated by a sense of duty and the interest of the fatherland.
It shows that the establishment of patriotism and the deepening of belonging is a collective responsibility in which the family, school, university, media, society and official and civic institutions share, and it is an ongoing process that does not stop.
Learning the concept of belonging, according to Sarhan, begins with a person’s belonging to his family, its preservation and the performance of his duties towards his members.
According to Sarhan, the family’s responsibility begins with raising children to preserve and preserve the original values, and that the fathers in it should be a good role model for the children, because love for the fatherland is a value and it is one of the most important values, and the role of the parents lies in introducing the children to the history of the homeland and its origins and its national and Islamic role, and it is a source of pride and pride. .
He added, “And to speak of the accumulated achievements that have been made in recent years, and that means paying attention to heritage and introducing the roots of the family and the family, because they are part of the homeland , as well as to pay attention to the cultural heritage and learn about it and eager to visit antiquities, and that the family is eager to provide information about the history and geography of the country and most importantly It is distinguished by it, and ‘ an overview of agriculture and industry in it so that children can read it, and what deepens it should be to raise children to respect and adhere to it in all areas, and to respect the teacher and maintain the school an integral part of raising the generation, as well as public places.
Sarhan emphasizes that behavior and morals are the title of people’s progress, and the family and good example share in it. of others and make them closer to them and more attached to society and the homeland to preserve more the homeland’s profits.

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