Keep curious, keep walking——尚德融小四年級澳洲遊學



In June of Shanghai, the sun was getting hot. More than 50 children from grade 4 PYP with their curiosity and inquiry spirit for new things took up their bags and flew nearly nine thousand kilometers to arrive in a beautiful environment. The warm and humid climate and the long history of the southern hemisphere cultural capital - Melbourne, began a two-week study tour.

我們到達第一天,恰逢英國女王生日,澳大利亞全民公休。孩子們帶著滿滿的疑問,來到Captain Cook的故居尋找答案。簡陋的物品承載著這位偉大的航海家永恒的探索。孩子們不禁感慨于這位偉大的航海家的探究精神,也爲他樸素而勇敢的獻身精神深深打動。

We arrived on the first day, coincided with the Queen's birthday, and the Australian public holiday. With many questions, the children went to Captain Cook's former home to learn. The simplistic items carry the eternal exploration of this great navigator. The children couldn’t help but feel the spirit of inquiry of this great navigator, and they were deeply moved by his simple and courageous dedication.


In the afternoon, we went to visit the National Art Museum, where a large number of works by famous artists were exhibited. The children were very interested in paintings representing indigenous cultures and quickly summed up the characteristics of indigenous culture.

墨爾本最具標志性的景點之一Brighton Beach,那些已經被列入世界遺産名錄的多彩小屋,吸引了所有孩子的目光。他們不但一直向導遊追問這些彩虹小屋的來曆、作用,而且還要把英文介紹都記下來。

Brighton Beach, one of Melbourne's most iconic attractions, attracted the attention of all children in the colorful cottages that have been included in the World Heritage List. They not only have been guided by the tour to ask the origins and functions of these colorful huts, but also to write down the English introduction.

在簡單了解了這個國家的土著文化和曆史之後,我們就要進入Mckinnon Primary School進行學習,深度了解這個國家的文化和教育了。Mckinnon 小學建立于1930年,是當地一所非常著名的IB學校。孩子們入學以後,兩到三個一組迅速融入班級,體驗原汁原味的課堂活動。在將近一周的時間裏,孩子們參與體育,音樂,美術,語言等課堂,更最重要的是,他們的中式思維開始結合英語的邏輯,語言表達更加優美自信,還認識了更多的小夥伴,雖然大家都來自相同的IB教育背景,但是不同的文化背景也會給他們帶來獨特的感受。小夥伴玩耍,交流和陪伴,感受到不同思考方式帶來的驚喜和創造力,體驗著浸潤式教育獨特魅力。

After a brief understanding of the country's indigenous culture and history, we entered the Mckinnon Primary School to learn more about the culture and education of the country. Founded in 1930, Mckinnon Elementary School is a very famous IB school in the area. After the children entered school, in groups of two or three were quickly integrated into the class to experience the original classroom activities. In the past week, the children have participated in sports, music, art, language and other classrooms. More importantly, their Chinese thinking has begun to combine the logic of English, language expression is more confident, and more small partners, although everyone comes from the same IB education background, different cultural backgrounds will bring them a unique feeling. The little friends play, communicate and accompany, feel the surprise and creativity brought by different ways of thinking, and experience the unique charm of infiltrating education.


The one-week course soon ended, and the students not only had different feelings in their studies, but also different educational methods and learning environments. The principal personally issued a certificate to us, and the children exchanged gifts with each other and said goodbye.


The University of Melbourne is a must-visit destination, which is one of the most famous universities in Australia. The campus is open to everyone, quiet, low-key, and there are still many students on weekends. In groups of three to five they exercised sports skills, reading, and whispering. Exchange research projects... Seeing these busy but orderly learning, our classmates were also eager to move, I hope that I will become a student here.


The most interesting thing for children was the Victoria market, because there were souvenirs and special products, and you can also experience the living conditions of the locals in depth. The friends are full of thoughts for their families and are carefully selected in various booths. I hoped that I could bring a special gift to my friends back home. The quiet and elegant Royal Botanical Garden brings together more than 10,000 exotic flowers and plants, and has a large number of memorial trees planted by Australian and foreign historical celebrity animals. In addition to the team task of the team, the children themselves explored the shape, name, function and so on of many different plants. Next to the Royal Botanic Gardens is a war memorial featuring Greek classical design. Seeing those who died in the battle, the children's expressions became focused, serious, and full of awe and kindness to life.


The beauty of the Great Ocean Road is one of the many world-famous attractions in Australia, and the Great Ocean Road, which is carved out of the cliffs, has a wonderful view along the road. The "12 disciple stone" standing in the ocean is like a human face, with different forms. From time to time, the students stopped to watch, indulge in the mid-term, and appreciate the wonders of nature, and could not help but marvel at this magnificent and majestic wonder. The 12 disciples stone stood tall and stood up against the wind. Such a large amount of discouragement and strength make the children open their eyes, and let us see a broader mind and meet the challenge of self-confidence.


After going through school life and a short visit, we drove to the campsite. Deep forests, mountains and bodies of water, surrounded the campsite and the scenery was pleasant. Various activities and activities are emerging.




Team fashion show, temporary team formation, test team collaboration and communication skills, you are constantly emerging, in addition to fun team fashion design and model show.




Kayaking, challenging the tacit understanding and teamwork ability between the students, although it was raining, we are still in the water. Look at the way we work hard, like a little flower duck.




Team building games Test students' self-awareness and team communication and collaboration skills.




Set up a forest hut, a group of six partners, designed, constructed, and mined. The ground was slippery, the rain was always coming down, and the children wore ponchos and tried to build their own cottage.




Flying trapeze, the challenge of self-brave.




Rope Training Challenge children's hand-eye coordination, thinking about challenging difficult movements and the ability to meet challenges.



自己動手制作Orange Muffin,在爐火前聞著食物散發出來的香甜氣息,垂涎欲滴。

In the jungle, we made Orange Muffin ourselves, smelling the sweet smell of food in front of the fire, and drooling.


Dear Mom and Dad, have you already received our postcards? My backpack is full of thoughts. But the most beautiful scenery, always on the road, what I see, will enrich myself. The colorful exchange of life has made me more brave and confident. On the way to the future, I will be braver and participate more.