Study Tours

P.U.L.S.E Summer Camp in Canada

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6 S4 students joined the programme from 30 July to 14 August 2017. The students participated in lessons and activities such as city tracing to enrich their understanding of leadership and social justice. During the lessons, the students explored and reflected on their potential and willingness to make a positive social impact through the lens of global leadership. Out of the classroom, our students met other students from all over the world and developed intercultural skills by interacting with people of differing backgrounds. Our students enjoyed the camp a lot.
 
The following is a reflection written by Leung Chi Yan of S4C, one of the participants of the camp.
 
During my summer vacation, I joined a two-week exchange program to Canada– Camp Pulse. It is a really remarkable experience in my life and has indeed changed me a lot.
 
The camp was organized by Alpha Education, which is a non-profit educational NGO and a registered charity in Canada. In the morning of the first five days, we had lessons and discussions about different topics such as “Comfort Women” and “Identities”. In the afternoon, we visited tourist attractions such as the Niagara Falls, and even tried rafting in the Grand River. Moreover, we played different games to break the ice and develop friendship among the participants regardless of nationality and identity. During these few days, I made two new friends, Caitlin and Brenna from Canada.
 
In the next three days, we went to the capital of Canada, Ottawa. We visited the political hub of Canada, the Parliament Hill and watched the Changing of the Guard ceremony. It was quite impressive to see the loyalty of the guards and to know how much Canadians love their country. Also, we went to the Canadian Museum of History and had a deeper look of the history of Canada. We learnt more about the Canadian-American War in 1812, as well as how the original habitants of Canada, the indigenous people, were poorly treated by the British and French in the past. It was a meaningful visit and guided me to think deeply about colonial policies. I was genuinely upset to hear the incidents that happened to the indigenous people.
 
After that, we went back to Toronto and finished the last few lessons. Furthermore, we had many group activities, like our FANTASTIC group project and city trekking. These were memorable moments in my life.
 
Time flies and we had to say our goodbyes. Although I know that everything has its end, I could not help crying. On account of you guys, I had a meaningful summer vacation and learnt a lot more about the world! My life has become more perfect thanks to all the experiences that we shared, and I am more than glad that our paths crossed. May our paths cross again!

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Jeju Tour 2017

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“ahn-nyong-ha-se-yo!” (How are you? in Korean) A group of 66 students, escorted by 6 teachers, headed to Jeju Island, Korea in July 2017 for the second time in CCSC history. Based on the theme of “Geotourism”, the itinerary was tailor-made for Geography and Tourism & Hospitality Studies (THS) students. The sharing session before departure was touching and meaningful!

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Guangxi Voluntary Teaching Service Trip

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Lau Sze Wing (S5C), Lee Choi Lam (S5D) and Tsoi Fung Mei (S5D) participated in the trip organized by the East Kowloon Youth Society Limited from 13 April to 17 April 2017. They were responsible for teaching children from poor villages in Guangxi English, art appreciation and music. They also visited some rural families and had dinners with them. The students got to know a lot about the poor living conditions of the families and learnt to treasure what they have now.

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Taiwan Sports Exchange Tour

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66 students from S2 to S5 took part in the tour held from 11 April to 16 April 2017. It aimed at enhancing the participants’ exposure to devoted athletes and higher standards of sports competitions. Besides having korfball training and a friendly match with the korfball team of Ming Chuan University, our students also played a series of city tracing games in Yilan and Taipei.

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Natural and Human Landscapes and Environmental Conservation in Guilin

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36 S3 students took part in the tour which was organized by the Education Bureau from 13 April to 16 April 2017. The participants got a better understanding of the minority folk culture and customs in China by meeting the fascinating Yao minorities in their villages. Exchanging with local students also allowed them to widen their horizons and improve their communication skills.

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Exchange Tour to Guangzhou

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80 S1 and S2 students took part in the trip organized by the Education Bureau from 27 February to 28 February 2017. They visited some state-owned, private and joint venture enterprises in Guangzhou where they learned about the challenges and development opportunities faced by these firms. They also attended classes and exchanged with local students in a secondary school in the city. The trip thus brought precious experiences to the participants.

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IYEP to Poland- An Inspiring and Life-changing Journey

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2016 IYEP participant—Sonia Chan

 

The International Youth Exchange Programme, also known as the IYEP, was started in 1979 under the name of the Commonwealth Exchange Programme with exchanges of youth between Hong Kong and Britain. In 1996, the scope of the programme was extended to cover other countries and has been renamed the International Youth Exchange Programme since then. It is now jointly organized by the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Commission on Youth, aiming to provide opportunities for youths to broaden their horizons and international perspective by sponsoring youths to go on an exchange trip to different countries.

 

I cannot tell how delighted I was to be selected as one of the Hong Kong Youth Delegates this year out of a bunch of intelligent applicants after going through the tough interview. As a Youth Delegate representing Hong Kong, there was much to prepare to show the best of Hong Kong to our foreign friends. In order to prepare well, we, the selected Youth Delegates, went on a two-day-one-night training camp and attended several workshops, learning about teamwork and leadership, as well as deeper knowledge of Hong Kong.

 

There were 15 of us selected to visit Poland this year (there were other destinations such as Singapore and Ireland). And I, who have never visited places outside Asia before, was so anxious about the trip and it did turn out to be a fantastic journey that lingered in my mind.

 

In the 11-day trip, we were kindly hosted by the sweet and brilliant students from Lazarski University and we visited Warsaw, the capital of Poland, and Krakow, the second largest city in Poland. The history that we saw from visiting museums and heritages, including the Warsaw Old Town, Warsaw Uprising Museum, Wawel Royal Castle, Oswiecim Concentration Camp and many, was impressive and unforgettable. We all know that Poland went through a sorrowful time of wars and darkness, but what the Polish people did after all this was not to hide the history. Instead, they chose to embrace and remember it bravely by showing all the historical truths to the public to remind them of the importance of peace and not to make the same mistake from the lesson learnt.

 

Another highlight of the trip is about cultural exchange. We had lectures on youth participation and social innovation as well as lessons of Polish languages and cultures in the university. Apart from spending time with local students and their families, we were honored to be invited to pay a visit to the Parliament of Poland (similar to the Legislative Council in Hong Kong), where we had a fruitful conversation with the Parliamentary Committee of Education, Science and Youth, which was an extraordinary experience!

 

Without a shadow of a doubt, this trip did inspire me a lot, especially as I realized how little we are and how unlimited the world can be. For example, in the trip, we spent most of our time talking to the local students and we were amazed to find how similar and how different we are, but we all enjoyed the wonderful time we had together. The best way to explore is to travel and get chances to see more. Just a step, you can find yourself in a whole new world that you have never imagined.

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P.U.L.S.E. Summer Camp in Canada

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5 S4-5 students participated in the programme from 31 July to 14 August 2016. It included various activities that enrich the participants’ understanding of leadership and social justice. In class, students explored and reflected on their potential to make positive a social impact through the lens of global leadership. Outside of class, they took advantage of Toronto’s diverse cultures and developed intercultural skills they need to interact with people of differing backgrounds. Our students enjoyed the camp very much and agreed that it instilled a bright outlook on life and positive values towards their community in them.

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Bali Tour July 2016

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Following the success of the previous study tours, the Geography, Tourism & Hospitality Studies and Biology Panels co-organized a field trip, joined by 46 students and 4 teachers, to Bali in summer 2016, embracing an exciting and rewarding journey with appreciation of the nature, local culture and customs.

The six-day tour to Bali offered students the experience of hiking a volcano, releasing baby turtle and walking through a forest. This field trip has left the students with a deep impression about the living style of people in Bali. Let’s check out the information about next study tour in the coming assembly!

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Music Exchange Tour to Japan

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48 students from S1 to S6 took part in the tour held from July 6 to July 10 2016. Participants had their exposure in music perception widen through attending master classes, band coaching, instrumental concerts and exchanging with local schools.

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An Exploration into the History and Culture of Nanjing

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10 students from S4 participated in the tour which was organized by the Education Bureau from April 27 to May 1 2016. The purpose of the tour was to strengthen students’ understanding of the history and culture of Nanjing, and their knowledge of the important historical events and figures in the modern history of China.

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An Exploration into the History, Culture and Confucianism of Shandong 2016

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10 students from S4 participated in the tour which was organized by the Education Bureau from April 22 to April 26 2016. Students could understand more about the history, culture and natural landscape of Shandong, as well as Confucianism, through a series of activities including visiting historical sites, exchanging with local students and attending workshops.

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