Overseas Trips
7th November 2015

Science Immersion Programme, Taiwan

During the November holidays, a group of 19 Year 3 students flew to Taipei, Taiwan for a 9-day immersion programme.

One of the main highlights of the trip was a series of visits to the National Taiwan University to attend workshops and lectures designed to impart scientific knowledge to students in addition to giving them a glimpse of the education system in Taiwan. Our students had the opportunity to tour the university campus and interact with some of the students there.

Students visited the Taipei Astronomical Museum and Shisanhang Museum of Archaeology to learn more about science education and about the ancient history of Taiwan, and went for a sightseeing tour of Yangmingshan National Park to see the hot springs and volcanoes there.

We also visited the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering where we learnt how physics is put into play to save billions of lives from a potential natural disaster. Hydraulics and ball bearings are used to allow structures to absorb as much shaking as possible to minimise damage and casualties.

During the trip, students also paid a visit to Kang Chiao Bilingual School where we attended some of our counterparts’ lessons and had an eye-opening experience learning in this new environment. Students also took part in various interesting co-curricular activities and thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the school.

We enjoyed the trip, learnt a lot through the various activities during this immersion but most importantly learnt to appreciate Singapore even more.

2015年11月7日至15日,德明政府中学的19位中三同学远赴台湾台北,展开为期9天的浸濡课程。

我校学生这次有幸到台北的国立台湾大学的各种研讨会与讲座,主要是要让学生多学到不同科学知识,以及让学生们体验到台湾的教育系统。我们德明政府中学的同学也有机会参观一下校园,跟国立台北大学的同学们互动。

除了到台湾大学以外,我们也到了阳明山国家公园去看看那里的温泉和火山,探访了台北市立天文科学教育馆和十三行博物馆,并多认识到新家坡中学通常没教到的天文科学,多了解到台湾多年的历史。

我们也去了国家地震工程研究中心上演讲,让同学们学到台湾是怎么用物理来防止更多人在地震发生时死亡。同学们也在台湾101见识到建筑师是怎么用水力学与球轴承来减少摇晃,尤其在风很大的时候。

最后,同学们也到了康桥国际学校与哪里的同学进行了一天的交流,跟着我们各个的同伴一起上课,让我们多了解到台湾的教育系统,还上了同伴们的课外活动,认识到康桥国际学校的不同课外活动。

我校的同学们在这9天的浸濡课程上了多种有趣的活动学到了许多新的科学知识,也学到了多珍惜我们在新加坡所拥有的一切。

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