2019 immersion programme- A learning experience in Rydal Penrhos School in Wales in the UK ‹ BACK
We are always eager to experience a different style of learning in no matter HK or in other countries. Also, we were delighted to be given the opportunity to step out of our comfort zone and get to know more about the world but not just learning knowledge from books. This year, Ms Helena Sito Fund sponsored English scholarship winners Angie Wong from 3R, Ken Wong from 3G, Matthew Lam from 2R and me to join the 2019 immersion programme trip to Rydal Penrhos School in Wales in the UK from 26/1/2019-11/2/2019 together with other students from Methodist College. During this trip, all of us have opened up new vistas, made new friends and enjoyed school activities. We were grateful to have this opportunity studying in UK.

Rydal Penrhos School is immersed with strong learning atmosphere. Students there have a great motivation for learning. They all react actively to the teachers during lessons. There was one thing impressed us the most. Students there do not just focus on the academic results but also sports. That’s why their physical fitness is superior. In addition, we joined lots of fun-filled activities including the games and orienteering period which we can’t experience in HK. We did climbing, hiking in nature and played board games with our classmates, which were all eye-opening experience! Moreover, about the educational system there, they adopted small class teaching. It really upgrades the quality of teaching.

Furthermore, the boarding house “Edwards” brought us gorgeous memories of a lifetime. We cherished the time spent with our roommates. In addition, it was a great chance to have a cultural exchange with boarding students all over the world.

Last but not least, we would like to send a great thanks to Mr. Benny Li, Ms. Sammi Ng and Mr. Frankie Lam for leading us throughout the trip with excursions during the weekend to Chester, Liverpool and the Manchester United. Also, we would like to thank our principal, Ms. Emily Wong for giving us this golden opportunity to experience in other countries. Without the help of teachers in UK, we might have felt helpless. How grateful we were!

We must have courage to step out of our comfort zone in order to widen our horizons. After this experience, we all know that the best way to explore the culture of a country is having a personal visit to that country.

By Melody Chen, 2R
  • Our best friends in the UK
  • Our humourous Maths teacher
  • The gorgeous landscape of Chester
  • Visit to the stadium of Manchester United
  • On a hiking trip
  • Our helpful roomates
  • Our beloved teacher
  • At the airport