GENERAL INTRODUCTION OF THE TRIP

What an amazing journey!

Nineteen students and three teachers from four Hong Kong schools visited Scotland from 5-10 Nov 2018. We arrived at the Edinburgh airport in a beautiful afternoon and were so delighted to meet our friends in Scotland.

Students were so excited to meet their buddies and well-hosted in their families. They started their school attachment on the second day of the visit. They attended lessons and joined activities in which they could experience the school life in Scotland

Hong Kong teachers had also benefited a lot from this trip. Through lesson observation and discussion with the teachers from our partner schools, we learned more about the teaching methodologies and pedagogies in Scottish schools.

All students and teachers had a debriefing session, which was chaired by Mr. Archie McGlynn, at James Gillespie’s High School on Thursday. Students and teachers exchanged our views and spotted the differences of the lifestyle and education between Hong Kong and Scotland. We also had a nice dinner at Black Ivy after the briefing session. What a wonderful and memorable time!

We participated in the 7th SCEN Youth Summit on Friday at Perth Concert Hall. The theme of the Summit was ‘Scotland – China our future’. Hong Kong students shared their learning outcomes with over 300 audiences. The presentation was really impressive and reflective.

Thank everyone for the contributions to this trip. We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

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