Five S1 – S3 students participated in a 3-day study tour to Guangzhou organized by Creative Technology Education Association. They visited the meteorological satellite earth station in Guangzhou ands ome high-tech industrial plants such as companies manufacturing optical instruments, robots, self-driving cars and electric cars. They also carried out a biotechnological experiment on the extraction of Artemisinin and built a self-balancing car in collaboration with students in Guangzhou.
During the four-day exchange programme, the participants from S4 classes took part in a variety of activities to see for themselves from multiple perspectives the cultural, economic and technological developments in Shanghai. Apart from visiting the fast growing enterprises in Shanghai, the participants also had the chance to explore various historical sites and engage in intercultural interactions with students from the East China Normal University.
8 S4 students participated in this voluntary teaching tour to Shaoguan, Guangdong. By teaching the students and having lessons with them, our students experienced first-hand what life is like in a local school in Mainland China.Our students also witnessed the desire of the local to learn, and in turn reflected on their own learning attitudes after the trip.
In early April, 6 S4 students visited a mountain village in Shaoguan where they helped to build the house for a single mother with 2 young kids.
The house building project was launched by the Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong. The organization has been working on different kinds of projects which target to help low income families, the elderly and the physically-disabled by providing house building and repairing services.
4 S3-5 students joined the programme from 29 July to 13 August 2018. The students participated in lessons and projects to enrich their understanding on moral values such as social justice, racism and gender equality. Outside the classroom, our students met with the local citizens from all over the world and developed intercultural skills to communicate with people from different backgrounds. They have learnt and enjoyed a lot in the trip.
The following are the reflections written by two of the participants of the camp.
Our trip to canada is surely a once in a lifetime experience. During the camp, other than what you normally do when travelling such as shopping and visiting monuments, we had lessons that made us understand more about social justice, along with some more that introduced us French. Joining Camp PULSE not only granted me an opportunity to explore a country that I’ve never been to, it also gave me the chance to make friends with people living thousands of miles away, and with different origins. Camp PULSE gave me some of the best momemts of my life and it’s something that I’ll always look back on.
5B Hong Man Kwan, Marco
Joining this Camp PULSE means a lot to me. Lessons arranged not only let me share more about myself and get to know each other more, but also made me think more about social injustice and other interpersonal issues, either in wartime or in current days. It also offered me a great opportunity to explore Canada, the country with people from different parts of the world and meet new friends, including the local instructors and peers coming along with me.
5B Hung Yin Kwan, Sam
Co-organized by the departments of History, Chinese History and Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (BAFS), the exchange tour extended the students’ horizons by providing them with a fruitful and meaningful itinerary.
The participants were required to find their own routes and ways to reach different destinations. Adventuring around Yokohama and Tokyo, they appreciated the work of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the “great revolutionary forerunner”, when he escaped to Japan and also his historical legacy. They also got to know why the Yasukuni Shrine is at the centre of an international controversy.
Last but not least, the exchange with the students from Waseda University and kimono experiences familiarized the participants with the virtues of Japanese culture, tradition and lifestyle.
In summer 2018, 38 S2 – S4 students and 4 teachers went on a twelve-day English exchange tour to Cairns, Australia. Staying in host families, playing and singing with foreign students and paying a visit to the Great Barrier Reefs and understanding wildlife conservation, the students have not only boosted their English proficiency, but they have also gained the precious opportunity to appreciate the life and culture of the other side of the globe.
20 S4 students, including our exchange student this year, Nicolo, took part in the tour held from 27 April to 1 May 2018. The aim of the tour was to offer students a more in-depth look at the people and events which shaped the modern history of North-east China. The students visited many famous historical sites including the Museum of Lushun Prison, Commander Zhang’s Mansion and Mukden Palace. They also visited a local school and had some interactions with the students there. Our students got to know a lot more about the culture, architecture and history of North-east China
6 S4 students participated in the tour held from 1 April to 5 April 2018. They were responsible for teaching students from a primary school in Guizhou, and were also invited to experience what life is like in local farming villages. Our students experienced first-hand the poor living conditions of children in China, and the desire that those children have towards learning. They learnt to cherish what they have now.
The 7-day-6-night trip to Vietnam was completed with great success in the Easter Holiday from 27/3 to 2/4! 37 S4 and S5 students learned about the geography, history and culture of Vietnam through various visits and tours, including a visit to a bee farm, a pepper farm, a war prison, a national park on Phu Quoc Island, a war museum in Ho Chi Minh City, the war tunnels in Cu Chi and the productive Mekong Delta. Students will share what they have learnt with their schoolmates in the assembly in the coming November. Stay tuned!
In view of the increasing bonds between China and the Belt and Road countries, we organized an exchange tour to Poland in April this year to broaden our students’ horizons concerning the latest social, economic and cultural development of Poland as well as her miserable past during the Second War World and the Cold War. Subsidized by the “Funding Scheme for Exchange in Belt and Road Countries” under the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education, 22 students visited this culturally and historically rich country and had an array of exchange activities with the locals. Attached please find the income and expenses report of this tour.
An Exploration into the History, Culture and Economic Development of Xian – Starting Point of Silk Road
30 students had a valuable opportunity to learn Chinese History outside classroom by exploring Xian, one of the four “Great Ancient Capitals” in China. They had also developed an insight into ancient Chinese architecture and culture of different dynasties after visiting the museums and temples there. What’s more, inspirations on economic development were also gained from the sharing of a staff member from BYD, a multinational electric vehicle company.