Yan Chai encourages our students to enrich their lives and broaden their horizons, by meeting people all over the world. Our affiliated schools have organized various school-based exchange activities, destinations include France, Britain, USA, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, etc. Besides, we also organize joint school exchange activity, so as to offer more opportunities for our students to learn different cultures in the world.
Ms. Vanessa LAM, MH, then Board Chairman, donated $2 million and established the Belt and Road Study Tour Fund in 2015. With the aid of this fund, teachers and students of our affiliated schools are offered opportunities to learn the history, economic and social development of related areas. Students are required to complete study reports after the tour, which will be shared among their fellow schoolmates and the public. Besides, we organize various activities, like quiz contest and seminars, so that the students can learn the latest development of our country.
Between 23 and 27 June 2017, 42 teachers and students participated in YCH Belt and Road - Kazakhstan Study Tour. During this five-day tour, the participants visited the World Heritage - Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly, Republic Square, Issyk Lake etc.
46 teachers and senior form primary schools students to visit Fujian-Quanzhou and Xiamen between 23 and 26 June 2017. They not only visited major entrepreneurs and agricultural firms, but also learnt The Maritime Silk Road at the Quanzhou Maritime Museum.
Between 5 and 9 December 2015, 66 teachers and students participated in the first study tour. During this five-day tour, the participants visited the World Heritage Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Shanxi History Museum, Tang West Market Museum, Yangling Agricultural Centre, BYD Auto, etc, and had an exchange activity at Xi'an Middle School of Shaanxi Province.
In addition to our secondary school students, we also arranged senior form primary schools students to join this study tour. Altogether 101 teachers and students visited Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region between 26 and 29 June 2016 by travelling EMU (Electric Multiple Units) Rail. The participants attended a specially arranged thematic lecture “The Development and Relationship of ASEAN with The Belt and Road” delivered by a local expert. Moreover, they visited major entrepreneurs and agricultural firms. They also had exchange activities at the Guangxi University for Nationalities.
The Belt and Road Q&A Competition was held at the
Students shared their experiences with fellow classmates after the trip
With the full support and sponsorship of Mr. Nigel FONG, Director of Swiss-Sure Co. Ltd, Over 20 students of our affiliated secondary schools joined the Scotland Exchange Activity, organized by the Hong Kong Scotland Education Connection every year. The students had lessons together with the local students, visited famous sight-seeing points. And they attended the SCEN Youth Summit to share the learning outcome in this Scotland Exchange Activity. To join this activity, applicants should prepare their own voluntary service proposal. Followed by the completion of the proposed service, eligible applicants will be selected after the panel interview.
During 27th October to 5th November, twenty two students from our No.2 Secondary School, Wong Wha San Secondary School and Law Chan Chor Si College joined the Scotland Exchange Programme 2017 organized by the Scotland China Education Network. With the thoughtful arrangement of Mr. Nigel FONG, the sponsor of the Programme, the students visited Edinburgh Castle, a famous heritage in Scotland. They also visited the Glenalmond College, learned the traditional Scottish dance and lived with their host families. On 3rd November (Scotland local time), our students participated in the annual SCEN China Youth Summit and shared their experiences gained in this programme with the audience.
Mr. Nigel FONG (first from left), the sponsor of the Scotland Exchange Programme, led the tour to Scotland
22 students of our affiliated secondary schools joined the Scotland Exchange Activity organized by the Hong Kong Scotland Education Connection, between 26 November and 4 December 2016. The students visited the Stirling Castle and The National Wallace Monument. They had an exciting learning experience at the woods of Glenalmond College, where they tried to make fire, prepared chocolate drinks and marshmallow, sang campfire songs together. Also, they attended the annual SCEN Youth Summit to share the learning outcome in this Scotland Exchange Activity on 2 December 2016. Besides, they met Lord David Wilson, the former governor of Hong Kong.
(fifth of right, front row) Mr. Nigel FONG, the donor of the project, Founder of Hong Kong Scotland Education Connection, Lord David Wilson, the former governor of Hong Kong and all YCH teachers and students at the SCEN Youth Summit
21 students of our affiliated secondary schools joined the Scotland Exchange Activity, organized by the Hong Kong Scotland Education Connection, between 20 and 30 November 2015. The students lived with their host families, had lessons together with the local students, visited famous sight-seeing points. And they attended the 4th SCEN Youth Summit to share the learning outcome in this Scotland Exchange Activity.
(from tenth of right, back row) Mr. Nigel FONG, Founder of Hong Kong Scotland Education Connection, Mr. WONG Wai-Kin, Alfred, Chief Executive of Yan Chai Hospital Board, Mr. Bob Band, Depute Provost, Perth of Scotland, Mr. YAU Siu-hung, Principal of YCH Wong Wha San Secondary School, Mrs. BOU LAM Sze-wan and all YCH students at the SCEN Youth Summit
In October 2014, teachers and students from Morrison’s Academy paid a visit to Yan Chai Hospital No.2 Secondary School to do a cultural exchange. That afternoon, students from both schools did some Chinese cooking, attempted dragon and lion dance and played Chinese YoYo. In return, the Scottish visitors taught us how to do Scottish dances. The highlight of this exchange programme was the eight-day Scotland Exchange Tour held between 7th November and 15th November 2014, which was accompanied by Mr. BOU Shing-ip, Sammy, Director of Yan Chai Hospital, Mr. LEE Yat-sun, Deputy Chief Executive of Yan Chai Hospital, and Mr. YU Tai-wai, the Principal. Our students attended the SCEN China Youth Summit at the Gleneagles Hotel and in there they met Lord Wilson of Tillyorn KT GCMG FRSE, the former Hong Kong Governor.
Franco-Chinese Student Exchange Programme has been underway since 2009. French students visited our affiliated secondary schools - Yan Chai Hospital Lan Chi Pat Memorial Secondary School, and then our students had a tour to France in the next year. The students involved in this programme attended lessons on different subjects and a series of outings were organized, which broaden the horizons of our students. With the exposure to a western culture, our students learnt effective communication skills and they were more motivated to learn.
Yan Chai has organised “Learning in Tsinghua” study tour in December 2017. Our students visited the top class university in Beijing – Tsinghua University. They experienced meaningful school life in Tsinghua, joined various traditional cultural activities, and participated in different seminars hosted by experts. This tour provided an opportunity for our students to understand the recent