Memorable experiences of Le Quy Don Secondary School’s exchange trip to RoK

Update: 07:32 | 27/07/2019

(BGO) – Travelling thousands of kilometres, the delegation of teachers and students in Le Quy Don Secondary School (Bac Giang city, Bac Giang province) had their first exchange trip to Daejeon Munjeong Secondary School in Seo district (Republic of Korea – RoK)  to experience many interesting things in Daejeon city in the middle of July.  

Focusing on life skill education

“The weather is so cool and comfortable in Daejeon city. As soon as putting the first steps on Seo district, the delegation are so surprised at the warmly welcome from the host by such a professional and great manner. Several images of Bac Giang city, welcoming panels and slogans as well as information about the guest school are continuously shown on the led screens placed in the walking streets. Some newspapers event wrote about us ”, shared Luong Thi Huong, a teacher in charge of English in Le Quy Don High School when the delegation and she returned from the trip.

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Le Quy Don secondary school and Daejeon Munjeong secondary school pose for a photo in RoK’s traditional costume.

The delegation included 3 teachers and 11 good students with fluent English communication and teamwork skills. They were taken to TJB Broadcasting System, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute which research, produce and invent high technology machinery, robot and software.

A major part of the trip was to visit and experience Daejeon Munjeong – a largest and famous secondary school of the city with nearly 1,500 students. The school always encourages the students to develop their own characters.

Apart from the morning cultural lessons, the school allows the students to spend the whole afternoon on their selected classes, outdoor activities, life skill education depending on the talent and demand of each case.

Additionally, the delegation enjoyed the nutritious meals at school. All local teachers had meals with their students which were all sponsored by the RoK Government. They had good time communicating and speaking in English.

Loving family more

In the exchange trip, the guests were taken to the Origin Park in Seo district which is overwhelmed with filial piety tradition via images, sayings and decorations to represent family life. Similar to Vietnam, the Korean people pay due attention to worshipping and celebrating the death’s anniversaries of their deceased family members.

Under the agreement of the provincial People’s Committee, Le Quy Don secondary school, Bac Giang city (Vietnam) and Daejeon Munjeong secondary school in Seo district, Daejeon city (RoK) inked an educational cooperation agreement in May 2019. During three years, two schools will organize the exchange and brotherhood activities to learn the educational and training methodologies. Previously, the delegation of students and teachers of Daejeon Munjeong secondary school visited Vietnam to exchange with Le Quy Don secondary school.

Particularly after living at the home stay of new friends, wearing traditional Hanbok, exchanging the culture with their family members, Vu Nguyet Minh, student at 8 grade in Le Quy Don secondary school was touched.

“Here, the friends wake up early to do morning exercises, have mom-made breakfast and spend the whole weekend and holiday for family. Instead of assets and materials, the local parents provide their children with the life skill and further experience of nature and world discovery via the journeys. The memorable experiences together with teachers and friends at the RoK home-stay make me more appreciate and love my family’, Minh revealed.

The best moments to the guest students would be the time when they joined the courses of cake making, flower arranging, sports playing together with RoK friends. All of them were excited at participating in the courses as if there excluded any barrier of language, culture and geography.

Teacher Nguyen Trong Thuy, Head Master of Le Quy Don secondary school said: “The exchange activity between two schools is a good chance for the students to get more experiences and chance to communicate in English. The period with Korean friends surely helps the students gain knowledge on the education, culture and necessary skill for future. In the upcoming time, we will enhance the activities, especially to study the educational methodology and training skill to the teacher at the school”.

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