15 Nov 2016

Quest Week 2016 – What The Students Said

Article by Alice Zhang

During Island School’s Quest Week, 7- 11 Nov 2016, students embark on learning experiences beyond the classroom both overseas and locally. children-in-baiwanedit

Aayush Batwara, who went to Nepal said: “It was incredibly challenging trekking higher each day, battling the cold and avoiding altitude sickness. But each night was rewarding as the spectacular views got better each day.”

Bakhita Fung, went to Baiwan to teach in schools and learned a lot from the children. She said: “The way that they appreciate all the little things really opened my eyes to a different world. I enjoyed teaching them simple English songs like ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’. Seeing them so engaged in the music made me really happy, and made the effort worthwhile.”

Daanyal, went to Oman: “I really liked the trip because it was very different than many of the other Quest Weeks. As part of the trip we traveled around northern Oman and the UAE and experienced life as a proper traveler, exploring more local areas and not staying in a place for more than a night at a time. I liked the fact that we were exposed to fun, adventurous activities as well as cultural aspects of the countries. My favorite part of the trip was the Dhow fishing boat cruise, as it was a beautiful trip and the scenery and tranquility was something that you could never find in Hong Kong or anywhere else in the world.”

horse-riding-photoeditStudents that stayed in Hong Kong also shared their experiences. Wilson Siu enjoyed Year 7 camp: “I liked the games room and playing the spoon and marble game. I also made many friends from different Houses.”

Suji Kum Year 10 went horse riding and learnt how to train them: “It was a privilege getting trained professionally for a week and I was excited to be able to trot my horse. Solving crosswords on the bus every morning with Mr Scott was also very entertaining!”



The list of overseas Quest Week trips are as follows:
Italy -Bella Italia, Rome, Florence & Siena
Cambodia – Service
Fiji – Marine Service
Vietnam, Hanoi – Cooking and Culture
Japan – Cultural
Nepal – Katja House,
Laos – Service – Eco Bungalow Project
Thailand, Maekok River – Adventure
Nepal – Trekking
New Zealand – Adventure
Oman – Adventure
Philippine – Scuba Diving
Spain – Language and Culture
Thailand – Elephants
Malaysia, Tioman Island – Cultural
Vietnam – Service
Indonesia, Yogyakarta – Wildlife Rescue Centre

The list of local Quest Week trips are as follows:
Amazing Race
Cooking in HK
Horse Riding
Launch your own online game
Self Initiated Community Service
Self Initiated Work Experience
Song and/or Movie in a Week
Water Sports
Year 7 Camp
Year 8 Camp