Study Tour and Placement Programme Week – F.2 Trip to Liannan, China

Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”  – Dr. Maria Montessori

From 25th to 29th September, all Form 2 students went to Liannan and learnt what we call a lesson for life. During the voluntary service programme, they had the opportunity to serve as teachers at Liannan Wo Shui School and taught mini lessons for adorable primary school students. They also had home visits and learnt about the lives of Liannan people. On the third night, they watched a traditional dance performance by the locals. The school visit to a secondary school at Guangzhou wrapped up the trip perfectly: our students sat in on different lessons, did sharing with the local students, and our teachers also conducted an interactive drama lesson to let the Guangzhou students have a glimpse of Heep Yunn school life. It was definitely an unforgettable experience for all!

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. In additional to the knowledge they had gained throughout the trip, we believe that the most important is that they had the chance to interact with people of a different language and a different culture, respecting people who are different and caring for those who are in need. It is also certain that our F2 students have strengthened their friendships and learnt their problem-solving skills along the way, both individually and as a team.

Text by: Louise Wut (3B)