International College Hong Kong
Oct 15, 2021

Deep Learning

An amazing day of Deep Learning was enjoyed this week, before the programme was cut short by the weather.

Students began their studies into a range of creative units, with Year 7s continuing their PERMA unit, focusing on wellbeing and positive thinking which underpin everything we do at ICHK. They took part in a variety of experiences from cooking to exploring purpose and meaning, forum theatre, kayaking and martial arts.

A group of students from Years 8 and 9 enjoyed a day at ‘Forest Adventures’, which shares our ethos for outdoor learning, building their own raft in the beautiful campus on the edges of Ma On Shan Country Park.

The introduction to ‘Moon and Stars’ was a big hit, with students beginning their exploration into the solar system, the moon, comets and the stars. They were able to see Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and the moon in brilliant high definition, three of Jupiter's moons and the rings of Saturn. The group camped overnight at school after star gazing at a campsite in Lau Fau Shan where there was slightly less light pollution.

We welcomed a new course of Sports Kit design  which also proved extremely popular amongst its participants. Students began their designs, excited by the idea of a competition with the winning design produced and worn by one of the school’s sports teams.

Hong Kong History continued their tour of the territory building upon the learning in DL1 with a trip to Lamma mainly learning about one of the key indigenous cultures at the Fisherfolk Museum.

Other groups enjoyed pottery, literature, food and culture, graphic design and board game design.

Opportunities like these are central to our approaches at ICHK, as our philosophy is grounded in the conviction that young people should be supported in developing their all-round characters if they are to produce themselves as confident, self-directed, ambitious, and fearless learners.

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