On Wednesday, the International Division took a trip to Shenyang Science Museum. Leaving the PKU Jinzhou campus at 8:30, we took the high speed train to Shenyang followed by the underground, arriving at the museum by 10:30.
The museum creates experiences that illustrate how science works, unveiling the secrets of how our body works and exhibits knowledge of cosmos and information technology. There was a simulation of walking on the moon and of flying a plane amongst many others. The students were engaged the whole time such that the group had to move quickly to catch their return train.
Going there mid-week meant the students had the whole museum to themselves with virtually no queue. Science teachers Guo Laoshi, from China, and Mr. Raveendra Tripathi, from India, were on hand to explain the concepts behind the exhibits. Yan Laoshi was available to help with any translation.
This approach to science is very much in keeping with the International Division. Using practical situations informs how we think about science and shows how things work. This is key to the Cambridge science curriculum and part of the reason that this was chosen for our field trip.
The students were a credit to themselves, their teachers and the school. They behaved impeccably throughout the journey and the visit. They had wonderful time. There were not enough minutes in the day to complete all the activities that were available. We hope to visit again in the future.
Many thanks to all who were involved in another successful trip.