In order to enrich the students' campus life and create a harmonious balance between studying and engaging in practical life experience, as well as giving them the opportunity to feel the beauty of nature in their busy study life, all students in the Senior High School Department of Walton International School Xuzhou went to Xuzhou’s Pan'an Lake to carry out practical activities and get in touch with nature.
The beginning of November is a good time to travel. So, at eight o'clock in the morning, the students left school and journeyed to our destination. On the way the teachers explained the specific content of the activities and made sure that safety was paramount. Disembarking the coach, we were bathed in warm sunshine and began breathing in the fresh air.
The colorful decoration of the park, beautiful flowers and scenery attracted the attention of students, and they took pictures at the gate together. Teachers walked alongside students, guiding them to observe and experience the unique scenery of the season. Many more pictures were taken to remember this special experience.
On the shimmering lake, the students took a boat to the town and moved freely as a group. Before students were let loose to explore, teachers carefully arranged various activities for everyone, and group leaders were selected in order to compete against each other. During the activities, students cooperated with each other and contributed to their team by using their own skills and abilities - As the old saying goes “Two heads are better than one”. Laughter could be heard as students put their plans into action.
This practical activity has given students the opportunity to not only bond and relax, but also experience the joys of nature as well as learn about the importance of a work-life balance. After this trip, students felt mentally and physically refreshed, so that they can redouble their efforts for the upcoming challenges that lie ahead. I hope this outing left a good impression on students and they enjoyed being in the great outdoors!