We have just landed safely and received a very warm welcome from all the parents. As the last entry of this memorable trip, we would first like to thank all the parents for their understanding and help in making this a fruitful journey for the boys. Your love and care made it possible for the boys to fully enjoy a new learning experience.
Another token of gratitude must go to our students for their effort in all areas. Firstly, the aim of the programme is to inspire our students to enhance their English skills. We are proud to say that it has been successfully achieved! By immersing in an English-speaking environment, they made the best use of every oppportunity to read, write, speak and listen in the most natural and confident way. They use English during mealtimes, excursions, group work and even on the flight! As for the daily lessons, not only do they allow our students to acquire interesting subject knowledge in drama, science and history, they also help the boys to build up a greater vocabulary bank related to these key areas. It would be important as a preparation for their secondary school studies. Their wonderful drama presentation with a theme on science and history is the best evidence of their great learning in these two weeks.
The last group of people who deserve our deepest appreciation is definitely the inspiring and caring mentors. They share their learning skills with our students by being good role models. Through their hard-work, mature attitude, attention to details and patience, our boys learn about the essential qualities to reach higher goals.
We believe a seed has been planted in every students' heart and they would work with a bigger, better and broader perspective from now on.
14th August, 2016
I am now back to Hong Kong and everything went normal again. There is homework and tasks needed to be done and college activities to join. But I never forget what I did today.
For the last day at Cambridge, I was so unhappy. It was such a great place here and it was a great environment for learning. In my room, I missed everything that I ever had. The smallest design on windows, shower cabin and classic tables and chairs reflecting the modern here. It felt different to what I touched two weeks ago. Before I didn't write on a wooden table but now I enjoyed doing my journal writing there. The design of the shower cabin was small and I thought it wasn't enough before, but it turned out it was more convenient to access things. Before I didn't like the stick popping when I opened the window but now I discovered that I could keep it opened when strong winds because there was a lock. Everything I disliked turned to be good to me and I appreciated it.
Finally it was the mentor's check and keys were returned to Fitzwilliam College and I could never see the room again. My luggage was then sent down to the auditorium.
For the remaining two hours, my group went to Cambridge town and bought souvenirs. I bought two new T-shirts with a Cambridge logo which were lovely. My group and I went to visit some book shops around streets and some of us bought books but I didn't. Finally, our group decided to pay our mentor for lunch at a restaurant. I ordered a spaghetti bolognese and it was so delicious that I finished it in just five minutes.
I chatted with my mentor for a long time until we were back to Fitzwilliam College. I dropped down my bag and played the final match with my classmates. It was time to go and comments were given out by teachers. I missed Cambridge so much! It was a unique experience to me as it was my first time to England. I packed up my luggage and bags and started to set off for the coach. I waved goodbye to my new friends and mentors in Cambridge. I hate goodbyes, because we probably wouldn't see each other again. Everything was in memory and it was the only thing I could take away.
Time flew for two weeks; the memories before and after went so different. I met new friends, mentors and teachers. I just felt everything I met happened in one day. I just wished that I could stay longer but it wouldn't come true. This was the final sentence I said to Cambridge, "Goodbye Cambridge" before I hopped into the coach for the airport.