Hi! Today we had a exciting field trip. It was to the Hong Kong cemetery in Happy Valley just right outside the Aberdeen Tunnel. Our whole grade went. 5A, 5B,5C,5D, and last but not least 5E. We were separated into small groups. In a group there is a student that represents each class.
In the cemetery, there are only really old graves. According to my mentor (Mr. MacPherson from 5A) the cemetery wasn’t/isn’t active now. It had stop 50 years and over. It was a freaky place to be in. Mr. MacPherson gave us a all a mission: To find out Hong Kong’s past in a cemetery. At first, I thought it was weird. Soon, we learned about that grave being dangerous if you push someone or don’t have balance and slip or run. We realized that this wasn’t going to be an easy trip. We had to be really careful. When we went today, it was surprising that there was information on the graves. We learned a lot. This is what we (my group and I) learned…….
- Hong Kong was use to be Britain’s or England’s.
- Most of the graves are soldiers
- There are hardly any Chinese people
- There are also lots sailors who died after World War II (We think it’s because they had to build something…)
- Lots of people died young. The youngest somebody found was 1 day
- Some people also died because of sickness
Okay, now it’s time to go.