The winners in the HK-EU School e-Learning Projects 2017 have visited their partner’s country in early 2018 in an award tour sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Burssels. The 5 sustainable ambassadors are Lai Cheuk Kei, Katy, Ning Qian Tehilla, Chan Ching Yui, Joseph from Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School, and Kris Buursen and Renske Van Poppelen from Het Stedelijk Lyceum Kottenpark (Enschede, Netherlands)
Kris and Renske enjoyed the visit to Hong Kong between 5th February and 10th February. During the trip, they have found that the some local traditional elements are still preserved, like temples, with numerous cranes and construction sites everywhere. They also enjoyed the exchange with their HK teachers, students, and their parents where they understand more about the difference between the two cultures. They shared their unforgettable experience wandering around the modern shopping malls in Hong Kong, the impressive “Ten Thousand Buddha”, and taking a day trip to the fishing village Tai O.
On the other hand, Chan Ching-yui Joseph, LAI Cheuk-kei Katy and Ning Qian Tehilla from C&MA Sun Kei Secondary Schoo, together with their teacher, Ms. FAN Sze-Ki Kate, were invited to the Netherlands and had a very pleasant and meaningful learning journey between 8th April and 15th April. They visited the University of Twente where students and professors introduced the history and strength of this famous university in Eschede. In the 2nd day of the journey, the students visited Kottenpark – Het Stedelijk Lyceum and attended some of the lessons like Dutch language, history and Fine Arts. Wearing the Hong Kong school uniform in the class, the HK students appreciated the Dutch education for a comprehensive and diversifying learning. They also had a chance to try different types of Dutch cuisine, prepared by the Student Council, together with the Principal and teachers of Kottenpark – Het Stedelijk Lyceum. One of the highlights during the visits was an interview with the newspaper. The local newspaper was interested with the E-Learning project and made a detailed report on what the students had achieved.