As per previous years, our Form Three students visited Taiwan from the 20th to 23rd of September to experience the local culture and learn more about its geological environment. They went on excursions to many of Taiwan’s iconic landmarks and geological sites, such as the Yehliu Geopark , the 921 Earthquake Museum, the National Museum of Nature Science, Juming Museum and the famous Shilin Night Market. In addition to gaining new perspectives on science and visual arts as well as experiencing the local food culture, our Form Three students learnt valuable geological information and found out how the 921 Earthquake brought severe destruction to Taiwan. Aside from enjoying the unique culture, the trip also reinforced their understanding and fortified their interest in various subjects such as Geography and Chinese History.
The highlight of the tour was the visit to the Taipei Municipal Zhongshan Girls’ High School. Our Form Three students found it a great pleasure to experience the teaching styles and the life of students in Taiwanese schools. They were also able to take part in the annual 921 Disaster Prevention Exercise with local students.
Students gained valuable knowledge and brand new insights through this study tour. It was truly an eye-opening and fruitful journey to all of them.
Text by: Bernice Wong (3D)