20 May, 2019
10 : 00
From May 7 to 10, Year 6 students enjoyed an exciting and rewarding trip to Beijing.
On May 7, Year 6 students woke up bright and early to start their journey to Beijing. Upon arrival, students visited the Confucian Temple and Imperial Museum. They watched a wonderful classical dance before experiencing what life would have been like in a Confucian classroom including the traditional clothing and etiquette.
On May 8, students prepared themselves for the long climb up to the Great Wall. This was a physical challenge and students needed to be determined to reach the top. Year 6 enjoyed the magnificent view as they watched the Wall continue far off into the distance. The afternoon was filled with curiosity and investigations as students explored the China Science and Technology Museum.
The next day was another exciting one as students visited Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Afterwards, students gazed upon ancient artefacts at the National Museum of China. In the afternoon, Year 6 visited Beijing’s hutongs where they were whisked away on a rickshaw ride before taking part in architectural activities and a tea making ceremony.
On the last day, students visited the Temple of Heaven and took part in activities with local Beijing citizens.
Finally, it was time for the journey back to Qingdao.