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Harmonica Band Trip to Cambodia
Our school’s Harmonica Band and Choir CCAs came together to plan for a cultural immersion trip to Taiwan in order to expose our students to other countries, cultures and better understand their role as a member of a global community.
To provide an opportunity for students in the Harmonica Band and Choir CCAs to :
1) Learn about the performing arts in Taiwan
2) Engage in cultural exchange with performing arts students in a local Taiwanese school
3) Learn about the culture and history of Taiwan
Musical exchange programme with Nei-Hu Junior High School
Our Student put up a joint performance (Choir Singing together with Harmonica Accompaniment) for their Taiwanese Counterparts, who then performed some of their Ethnic songs for our students.Though there were some language barriers, music provided a common language that both groups of students were able to appreciate and enjoy. They then played some bonding games and exchanged tokens with one another.
Visits to centres for performing arts & cultural activities
Students visited famous performing arts venues such as the Cloud Gate dance theatre, and attended a professional music performance by a local orchestra featuring accomplished Taiwanese musicians.
The students also visited the National Center for Traditional Arts where local artisans taught them how to create some handicrafts
Visits to famous landmarks / tourist sites
Students visited Lanyang Museum, and the National Palace Museum,to learn more about the history of Taiwan, and the unique history of the Yilan region.
National Palace Museum
The students also visited Shifen Waterfalls, and Yeliu geopark to learn about the geological features of the region.
Visiting Yeh Liu Geopark
To end the trip, our students visited Jiufen village to pen down their wishes , hopes and aspirations onto the sky lanterns and release them into the sky.
Releasing a Sky Lantern with wishes for the year ahead.