On Friday, 5A, 5B and 5D went on a field trip to visit the Asbury centre and the subdivided units. We had to hand $20 or more because we were buying materials for the person we visited as a ‘thank you’. My group was with Jeffrey’s mom, Jeffrey, Anise, Alexa and me. Before the field trip started, I was really excited to see the subdivided units because I wanted to see what it was like and I wanted to meet a person that was living in a subdivided unit. In our last unit, we learned about subdivided units and we did a ton of inquiries to learn about them. We learned how big they were, why people live in them, why people don’t live in government housing … …
When we got to the Asbury centre, the people working there had planned things for us to do. We had to take a quiz about what we knew and there was a guest speaker that used to live in a subdivided unit that talked to us, his name was Francis Ho and now he lives in a building where people work. Their mission was to help people living in subdivided units and so they can spread awareness. While that was happening, we ate our snack because we were really hungry after that long bus ride!
After that, we had a 3 missions the first one was to buy one type of fruit, one type of vegetables, two rolls of tissue paper and a carton of eggs. We got oranges, some type of vegetable and the other things at a nearby wet market. The second mission was to find the rent for the subdivided units and take a photo. The third mission was to take a group photo.
When we were done our missions, we went to visit the subdivided unit. We visited a lady who was living with her grandson. The rest of her family was living in Mainland China and she had another grandson in China. She could only speak Cantonese but Jeffrey’s mom translated for us except I knew Cantonese so I understood.
After the experience I thought that the fact that some people were living in cage homes was really sad. In this field trip, what I liked most was that the women living there was really nice to my group and she was really positive about living there. She told us that she had been living there for around 6 years and she was in line for government housing for 5 and a half years.
If I could give it a grade I would give it a 10 out of 10 because I really enjoyed the experience and the person we meet. One thing I would like to improve about my experience was that I would like that it could be closer because it is very far away and I wanted the child to come so we could ask him questions too.
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