Recently, the primary school students, teachers and even some parents engaged in a study activity off- campus. This increased the interaction between parents, teachers and students and was enjoyed by and beneficial to everyone. When Miss Tong asked her students if they would like to repeat the activity next year, they all shouted in unison:”Yes!”
The attraction of Disneyland theme parks has long been famous. There are seven theme parks: Mickey Street, Fantasy Garden, Adventure Island, Treasure Bay, Tomorrow Land, Fantasy World and Toy Story. These destinations have a large number of supporters, and many students have been here before, at least once; some three times. However, the Disney learning and research activity was specifically arranged so that students would experience Disneyland in a new way.
Firstly, Grade 1 and 2 students were accompanied by their parents; the students in Grade 3, 4 and 5 were guided by their teachers so that everyone could maximize the experience.
Secondly, teachers and students engaged in a challenge of unity and strategy. As we all know, there are always a large number of people queuing up for fun adventures, so teachers and students not only downloaded the Disney APP in advance, but some teachers also established a We-Chat group in order to keep each other informed of real-time queuing situations.
The activity program at Disneyland was a bonding time for parents and children and also an activity that encouraged growth and enabled stronger friendships to be formed.One mother said: “ My child’s small hand holds my big hand, all the while she chats endlessly with her friends; Parents, don’t worry, we will raise our kids together…It warms my heart and I am very thankful to the school for affording us this opportunity to see our children grow. ”
This Disney activity is also a type of “parent-child” activity between students and teachers, because the students at this age are children who need guidance from their teachers. The teacher is a safe harbor for children who sit on the fast “Wheel of Light”; a strong support for children as they traverse the mines in the Seven Dwarfs mining cars, and a wing to help students “Leap the Horizon”. Many students wrote in their research journal: “I like my teacher very much!”