Sixth formers organise trip to mainland

PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 October, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 October, 2000, 12:00am

This summer, sixth formers from the Interact Club of Ying Wa College and Ying Wa Girls' School organised an eight-day trip to Siuhing on the mainland.

The purpose of the trip was for students to experience farm life, promote cultural exchange and help needy children.

We planted trees and cleared weeds that hindered the growth of saplings.

We also helped clean up the street for the villagers in gratitude for their warm hospitality.

We visited poor families taking presents such as toys, clothes and stationery.

We realised that behind China's fast economic development, many poor families were still struggling for survival.

At a secondary school cultural exchange, we played creative games around the theme of an ideal China. We learned about each other's different backgrounds through our images of China. Afterwards, we all danced together in a circle and sang an inspiring song which had good lyrics. We formed strong friendships with the students and still keep in contact through letters and by phone.

At a day of games and activities for primary school pupils, we divided about 100 children into two groups. One group played games while the other made handicrafts.

The most memorable part of that day was when just before we left, each primary school student gave us a red scarf.

On the last day of our trip we went sightseeing.

Article submitted by the Interact Club of Ying Wa College