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Learning Journey to Siem Reap, Cambodia 15-19 May 2018

A group of thirty-three students from Secondary Three and four teachers visited Siem Reap in Cambodia from 15 to 19 May 2018. It was the first trip to Cambodia for many of them. They were excited to meet the students from Prolet Primary School as they had spent two months preparing for lessons and activities with the Cambodian students. During their visit at Prolet Primary School, HS students taught the primary school children simple English words and phrases, carried out simple art and craft lessons and played games with them. Between conducting lessons, HS students also learnt how to build a fence for the school. All 33 Hougeans embodied and demonstrated what it means to be a GRIT ambassador of HS!

During the trip, HS students also delved deep into the rich history of Cambodia during our visit to a war museum, a killing field and temples in the Angkor Archaeological Site including UNESCO World Heritage site, Angkor Wat. Our Hougeans braved the temple ruins and had a meaning time exploring Cambodia’s ancient past. They definitely gained a newfound respect for the hardships that the Cambodian people had suffered. 

Overall, this overseas learning journey has allowed the students to gain meaningful interactions as well as forge strong friendship with one another. As the students reflected about their experiences, all of them concurred that this trip has challenged them to adopt a more purposeful outlook to learning and life.