Through Learning to be brave and persistent in rock climbing,
Experiencing the power of the team in the dragon boat race,
Demonstrating youthfulness in the cheering sound.
Embodying the painstaking effort with sweat,
The juniors are increasing of firmness of will.
After a full week of study, all teachers and students of middle school went to the survival island of Hongluo Mountain in Huairou District on Friday to participate in the outreach training. The mountains are surrounded by pines and cypresses, with birds singing among the mountains. The students were all eager for engaging it.
Under the leadership of professional trainers, students participated in thrilling rock climbing, Yugongyishan (An old man moving the mountain), which test everyone’s wisdom and endurance, crossing mountains, dragon boat racing, powertrain and other experience projects. Every student and teacher was actively involved in the activity, and they worked together to complete each challenge.
Deng Yitong from Class 8B said excitedly: "In the dragon boat race, we stepped on a wooden board and took the rope step by step. Although we lost to Class C, we were in step and united as one, which makes me feel full of strength. We will keep this strength in mind and become more united in the new semester."
Outreach training is an experiential education advocated by Kaiwen. It allows students to walk into the outdoors to gain knowledge and skills that are not available in the classroom. Mr. Scott, the director of the middle school, believes that participating in such activities not only broadens students' horizons but also develops students' interest and talents in nature, science, literature, art, and sports. At the same time, it is also conducive to the overall development of the students in ideological quality, cultural quality, psychological quality, physical quality, and labor quality.
At the beginning of the semester, the students participated in a week-long military training. Under the scorching sun, they learned to persevere, work in unity and cooperation, help each other, and learned to be self-reliant and self-disciplined. This outreach training is also a test of the results of the military training of the students. Everyone exerted their creativity and imagination, demonstrated physical strength and ability, successfully overcame one difficulty after another, and smoothly passed through one barrier after another.
We are proud of the growth of each student of Kaiwen. The teacher of the Student Affairs Office said: "In the future, the school will prepare a variety of outreach activities, so that students may cultivate their sentiments, temper their willpowers, develop their strengths, and promote the healthy development of mind and body while acquiring knowledge."