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Youth Cultural Experience Camp to Beijing 2018 京港澳青少年文化體驗營2018

Target: Junior Form Students form different schools in Kowloon District
Location: Beijing
Date: 16 -20 July 2018
Organizer: Kowloon Region School Heads Association
Student participants:
Chin Yan Tung (1G)
Tam Lap Kiu (1G)
Wong Morpheus (1R)
Ng Cheuk Hin (1R)
Lee Wai Yee Hannah (1W)
Wong Man Yiu (1W)
Cheung Kin Yuen (3B)
Li Wai To (3B)
Chiu Wai Hang (3G)
Ho Kin Yeung Johnnie (3W)

Itinerary:
DATE TIME ACTIVITIES
16th July Morning Arrive at the Hong Kong International Airport
Noon Arrive at the Beijing International Airport
Afternoon Opening ceremony of the cultural experience camp and Chinese traditional calligraphy writing exchange
Evening Visit to Tiananmen Square (天安門廣場)

17th July Morning Badminton and table tennis competition
Afternoon Badminton and table tennis competition and prize-giving Ceremony
Evening Visit to Beijing National Stadium (鳥巢)

18th July Morning Visit to Tsinghua University (清華大學)
Afternoon Visit to Confucius Temple and The Imperial College Museum (孔廟和國子監博物館)
Evening Enjoy the dance performance in the National Centre For the Performing Arts (國家大劇院)

19th July Morning Visit the Great Wall (長城)
Afternoon Visit to glass factory street (琉璃廠文化街)
Evening Visit the Wangfujing pedestrian street (王府井步行街)

20th July Morning Closing ceremony of the cultural experience camp
Afternoon Arrive at the Beijing International Airport
Evening Arrive at the Hong Kong International Airport

Reflection:
Chin Yan Tung (1G)
This was my second trip to Beijing. During this cultural exchange, l learned a lot. Although we did not have much time to play table tennis, I still learned some skills from the good players. I went to some places I did not go before, such as China's National Grand Theater and the Beijing Confucian Temple and Museum of the National Prison. After visiting them, I learned more about Beijing. By joining this trip, I made some new friends from other schools. This trip gave me many meaningful, unforgettable memories. I hope that I can participate in such an exchange again.

Tam Lap Kiu (1G)
By joining this trip, I saw and experienced many marvelous things. The Great Wall in Beijing is very impressive, and we needed to walk a long way along it, but it was a good experience. Thank you very much.

Wong Morpheus (1R)
I liked the fourth day most, since we went to the Great Wall. Although it was tiring to walk along it, it was worth climbing up, as there are many stunning views. After that, we went to try writing calligraphy. At night, we went to buy our souvenirs and our teacher Miss Lam let us try the yummy Beijing duck. It was a wonderful day.

Ng Cheuk Hin (1R)
During this trip, I learnt many knowledgeable things and knew more about my friends. My favorite place was the Great Wall, as it is one of the 5A class Historical artifacts in China. The Great Wall, built on a 500-meter hill, is in Huairou District, and is centuries old. I needed more than 30 minutes to walk along the Great Wall, and the views were fantastic.

Lee Wai Yee Hannah (1W)
This was my first time to Beijing. Therefore, I was very excited and happy. On this trip, I could share my table tennis skills with the players of China and other Hong Kong students. Thus, I improved my table tennis skills quite a lot. I made some new friends too. We went to some famous tourist sites in Beijing, such as the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square. I thought the most unforgettable place was the Great Wall. We needed to walk quite far along the Great Wall. I was very tired. I was so proud that I could finally see the Great Wall. I took some beautiful photos too. What a wonderful trip!
Wong Man Yiu (1W)
My favorite part of this exchange trip was going to the Great Wall. Everyone knows that the Great Wall is one of the places that represents China. In order to reachthe Great Wall, we needed to climb up a mountain. After I got to the Great Wall, I felt very tired, but I think that ‘You’re not a true man until you get to the Great Wall.’, so I am proud of myself.

Cheung Kin Yuen (3B)
It was my first time to Beijing, I want to say thank you to my school, for allowing me join this porgramme. I enjoyed this programme very much, because I had a great experience on this 5 day trip. There were many activities during this trip, such as a badminton competition and shopping in the big shopping mall. Although those activities were unforgettable, the most impressive activity was the day visit to the Great Wall. People say, "A man who has not been to the Great Wall is not a real man”, so I guess I have been a real man since the day I visited it. It was hard journey, but I think it is worth it to go there, because the Great Wall is very grand. Everyone should go at least once in his or her lifetime.

Ho Kin Yeung Johnnie (3W)
One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero. After this trip, I have become a hero. The part I liked most on this Beijing trip was going to the Great Wall on the 4th day. Although there were many stairs on our way to the Great Wall, it was worth our visit. I could see for myself the advantages the high wall and load road the Great Wall provided to the ancient Chinese people, which was great to experience.