Chung Ling High School International Science and Technology Symposium 2017 (10 to 15 July 2017)
Here are their reflections:
I really learnt a lot from this meaningful trip. I’m glad I got to make some Chinese and Japanese friends and also got to interact with other students from all over Asia. I learnt the importance of being aware of other cultures and knowing other languages. I also realised that when I grow up, this is the kind of global environment I will be working in, which is why it is important to learn other languages and culture now.
For the science carnival, there were a lot of people crowding around our booth and I was amazed by how my teammates handled them. I was really nervous at first because we had to use Chinese, which I wasn’t confident in, but I eventually got the hang of it and began to speak more fluently. After the whole carnival, the whole team felt very satisfied with ourselves and our work. Through this experience, I learnt that I need to be more confident and engaging.
- Mah Xiao Yu (3E4)
For the science carnival, I learnt how to reach out and engage with strangers to introduce my project. I learnt the many ways to converse and be engaging even with the language barrier between us and the students. I also learnt how to respond quickly to various questions and reactions about our project.
During the symposium, I made friends who taught me about their cultures. I also met people who allowed me to understand more about communication and allowed me to socialise and step out of my comfort zone. I thoroughly enjoyed this trip and will always remember this pleasant experience of making friends from all over Asia.
- Joycelyn Goh (3E4)
I learnt from the symposium that many schools are going beyond the textbook and we need to have passion in order to be able to do well in Science. I will try to join more competitions in order to gain more experience in Science and Technology. During the science carnival, I realised that I did not know how to handle the crowd properly and I needed to be more confident in what I do and to keep learning. I will also take up more of such opportunities to improve myself. I am grateful for this opportunity and thankful for the help and guidance that we received.
- Phua Ying Ying (3E4)
During the science carnival, I learnt to be more confident. After communicating with the students who mostly could only understand Chinese, my command of Chinese has improved. I would like to be more confident as I only started interacting at the booth 30 minutes after the carnival started and after being encouraged by the Secondary 3s.
- Kathleen Sim (2E2)
During the science carnival, I contributed to the team by folding the post-its containing the people’s responses into heart shapes and attaching it onto the poster. I learnt that confidence is important no matter what I do. Participating in this symposium allowed me to bond with students from other countries and learn about their cultures.
- Zoey Lau (2E4)