Hong Kong Pei Chung School Immersion, NPCC, Hong Kong
- To broaden the horizon of our students through first-hand experience of the social and cultural aspect of host country.
- To develop students socio-cultural sensitivity and global awareness, and skills in cross-cultural interaction so as to nurture students who are comfortable within and beyond the context of their own cultures and societies.
- To foster friendships with host school in Hong Kong.
From 11th to 14th November 2014, DHS NPCC visited Hong Kong for their Overseas Learning Journey (OLJ), the first OLJ for us since more than six years ago.
On our first full day in Hong Kong, we visited Pui Ching Middle School, and caught a glimpse into the life of a Hong Kong student. As the learning content of lessons in Pui Ching School were similar to Dunman High’s, our tour was more focused on their extra-curricular activities and enrichment. It was an eye-opener for us, because we experienced a very different school life, one that had a lot of room for creative expression, freedom of choice and learning of life skills. This school also has very strong alumni support and a very rich school culture and school spirit.
We also visited the Junior Police Call (JPC), the Hong Kong equivalent of NPCC. JPC and NPCC had many similarities, like the foot drills and camps. We toured around the JPC premises, which were filled with memorabilia of activities held. We played team bonding games with the JPC members, built new friendships with the members and cultivated teamwork.
We spent our third day at Disneyland where we underwent the Youth Education Series programme, in which the crux of the programme surrounds the idea of career opportunities and what is expected of a good cast member at Disney. It was a fruitful and enriching experience for us, as we understood and learnt more about the Disney culture, how they treat their guests and how they carry themselves to make Disney feel like another home.
On the last day, we went to the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence. Although the visit was short, we learnt a lot about Hong Kong’s war history from exploring the various old forts and magazines.
All in all, we had a fruitful time learning more about Hong Kong and its history. We also learned how their education differs from us and reflected upon what measures we could take to improve ours as well.