SIS News Archive
Grade six has completed an extremely successful Week Without Walls on Lantau Island. The week was packed with adventurous activities and amazing outdoor learning experiences.
Students pushed themselves physically during activities like canyoning and hiking. Though these activities were demanding, they felt a great sense of accomplishment at the end. As one grade six student put it, “I also grew in strength, because I climbed a few mountains which was six miles of stairs. At first, I thought it was impossible but once I got to the top, I felt tired but happy that I got to the top.”
Many students tried canyoning for the first time. In this activity, students climbed over boulders in a creek bed to reach a swimming area. Collaboration and effective communication skills were important for a successful experience. According to one grade six student, “I also thought that I couldn’t do canyoning as I couldn’t climb well and I was worried that I would slip on a big rock, fall and hurt myself. But my friends were there for me when I struggled and I also helped them when it got harder to find big rocks to step on.”
According to one student, “Canyoning was definitely my favourite activity during Week Without Walls.”
Grade six also had amazing hands on learning experiences. Students discovered plants and animals in a tidal flat by searching pools of water and sandy areas. They even found 76 small horseshoe crabs! Students learned about being caring stewards of their environment from this great activity.
by Andrea Jarr, Grade 6 Humanities