There are several things that stood out during the visit:
1. George Watson's College puts a lot of effort into teaching students "The Charter of the UNCRC" which states the rights for children. This forms part of the school's wellbeing education, which is a big teaching and learning element in Scotland. While posters concerning children's rights could be seen everywhere on campus, this particular poster of the subject offered something new.
Q1: Can you tell what was so special about this poster?
The Vice Principal told me that while students were not expected to recite these statements, students were explained in detail about these concepts so that they could understand their own rights and respect that of the others. This school is exemplary in promoting The Charter of the UNCRC.
3. In the P.5 Maths class I observed (yes, Maths again!), the teacher taught for half of the lesson and spared the other half for us visitors to interact with the students. Me and another tour participant explained to the children in class the background of Hong Kong and briefly on how our education system worked. These children were very excited and kept putting up their hands to ask questions. They asked us about school hours, language policy, animals in campus etc...All of the questions showed their curiosity and intelligence. And we were more than happy to respond to them.
Q2: But the question is, why did I go to Stirling today?
Q3: By the look of them, could you guess what they are?
That's all from me today. I love all your feedback and answers and responses so far to the previous posts. For those of you who haven't commented (hope that at least you have read the posts!), the discussion is still open. I will give you the answers altogether (if I know all of them at all ^o^) when I return. Souvenirs are of course reserved for those who read and responded well! But I do know that my students will not care about the souvenirs at all, they are just waiting for my return so that their English lessons could resume, that's the important thing, isn't it?
Write you soon for Day 5...
Dr H C Lee