HK Visitors on Exchange Program
FESTIVE WELCOME FOR LA SALLE PRIMARY SCHOOL-HONG KONG DELEGATES (Student Exchange Program)
La Salle Green Hills Grade School department gave a warm welcome to the delegates of the Student Exchange Program from La Salle Primary School (LSPS) in Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR during the Learning Community assembly held at the FMAC on 30 June 2015. The delegation is composed of an adult leader, Mr. Simon Yu, and eight pupils in which they are to experience Filipino Lasallian tradition during the week-long program. They are assigned to different foster families care of our Lasallian parents and teachers. Our school took pride as well in sending our own Filipino delegates to their school last year. This year, La Salle Green Hills hosts the group with a good blend of classroom interaction, visit to a supervised school, an excursion and focus group discussion about the highlights of their visit to our school.
Meanwhile, two pupils have composed their brief reflections at the end of their excursion at the Ocean Park, highlights of which are featured below.
Daniel Choi – Primary 6 Pupil from LSPS – Hong Kong SAR
“Today, on the exposure trip, we went to Manila Ocean Park. What struck me the most was the shock of learning the cruelty of the fishermen towards the sharks when they hunted their fins. They simply cut off their fins and left them to die in the treacherous waters.
Among all the activities, I liked the penguin talk show the most, because everyone was acting dumb and saying that the penguin was a hen!
I liked Snow Village the least because I never got to take photos because we rushed.
The most important lesson I learnt was that we must not eat baby fish because it will damage the wildlife and stop the population growing.”
Luis Victoria, Grade 6 Pupil from La Salle Green Hills
“Eight LSGH pupils took our guest brothers to our Manila Ocean Park. I was one of those who joined the group. Before we left, we were eager to see what was in store for us. When we arrived, we saw our native Filipino marine creatures. Then we went to a very cold place; my hands and mouth were freezing! It was -5 degrees Celsius! Then I bought my stuffed manatee, Guff, at the souvenir shop. We then went to a custom toy store, where I also RKO’d a minion! After that, we saw Philippine Eagles, and one almost dumped on someone’s head!
Then we went to a “Penguin Talk Show” and experienced a delight of our marine life. We saw and touched a stingray and left. I have realized, during this excursion, the importance of preserving and caring for marine life, which is a value taught of us as Lasallians.”