On November 14, all the grade 5 students went on a field trip to the Hong Kong Cemetery in Happy Valley. We visited there for the purpose of the unit of inquiry study on “How do we know about history?”. (Same as the previous field trip). This garden cemetery has a history of its own and is one of the few remaining sites. So, we visited this place and tried to look back at the long history that Hong Kong people had accomplished, fatally passed away and how did they die.
I walked around the cemetery looking at the grave yards, seeing what they accomplished and how they passed away. There were full of grave stones, we even saw a grave which read “passed away peacefully on 1393.”( I forgot the month and day), I was working with a group and they were also astonished that someone passed away on that year. My group saw many soliders who were killed in action when defending Hong Kong in World War 2 against Japan, most soliders who died were British. It was pretty sad looking at all the soldiers grave stones but still they defended for Hong Kong and were honored. This garden cemetery was closed ten years ago by the Hong Kong government.
My class teacher, Ms. Cahusac, had taken many beautiful photos during our visit to the cemetery. I picked one of her pictures as post below, I felt very lonely when I looked at it, maybe a haunting feeling!