On November 21, all the grade 5 students went for a field trip to the Hong Kong Museum of Costal Defence in Shau Kei Wan. We went there for the purpose of our Unit of Inquiry study on “How do we know about history?”. So, we visited the museum and to look for the traces about what had happened to Hong Kong during the World War 1,2, the Opium war and other important historical events.
We went around the museum; and we saw the exhibits, the landmarks and the displays placed outside. I really enjoyed it because we were running around and looking at the landmarks and the cool exhibits. One of the best moments there for me was that when I went into the battery ( where you shoot and hide, normally built for two people), you could see almost the whole view of outside.
I remembered that before my class went to the museum, our teacher assigned us into groups and we had to pick an exhibit and later on to do a play according to that exhibit. Our group chose the exhibit for the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong. And we also had to pick a time and a setting for our play too. Our group included Dynamo 17, Dynamo 7, Dynamo 13, Dynamo 20 and me. Our exhibit was the “Escape From Aberdeen”, when the Japanese invaded Hong Kong. It was a very dramatic scene. Our group had not done the play yet, we might have to do it tomorrow.
When we left, I then realized that the museum was where people fought to defend Hong Kong many years ago. I really want to come back and see everything again. And check out these awesome photos my class took during the trip!