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!”
A visit to the BIO Farm enables the students to get close to nature and in contact with organic, natural foods. Teachers and students followed the guide to explore the farm and experienced a “hands-on” activity to learn more about the greenhouse plants. (These included: Curacao aloe, which moistens and soothes skin; lemon citronella, which is pleasantly fragrant and also used in skincare products, and lemon balsam, which is suitable for cooking and making essential oils; the slightly fishy fragrance of thyme and the refreshing and fatigue-relieving mint; bright golden button shaped flowers which add flavor and enriching vitamins to food, and begonias which are used in the dye of lipsticks... ) The “petting zoo” – feeding the rabbits was one of the students’ favorite projects. Outdoor pastoral visit –(bird-watching at the viewing platform). The students got to do some gardening, pull out radishes and celery as well as taste some of the organic vegetables.
At the BIO Farm, teachers and students take a look around, walk, talk and laugh together. The air is fresh, you can smell it, taste it, touch it…it’s all natural and it’s very healthy. Research is not only the extension of textbook knowledge, but also the supplement of campus life. It not only expands students’ vision, enriches their knowledge structure but also shortens the distance between students, nature and culture. To observe life, to understand the law of life growth in nature, to appreciate a flower, to listen to the song of birds, to experience the text of poems and songs in nature….isn’t it fun to learn about life?
In this vast calm sea filled with countless sails of little boats setting forth, our school embraces the tenet of “Building Morality and Cultivating the Youth”, and our aim is for students to “Learn by doing, be expert at summarizing and have fun applying theory to practice”. This is reflected in their research activities- we cover a comprehensive range of subjects: Chinese, Mathematics, English and Art. Homework can take various forms- written homework or hands-on tasks, such as: “design and write a postcard to a friend about my research experience, share all my feelings and the abundance of learning taking place within my heart.”
Happy times always pass quickly, but the harvest of research and learning is rich. The primary school department has prizes to award…come quickly and take a look! If you don’t win a prize, don’t be disheartened- 2020 is here and brings with it all sorts of new promises and fresh hope.