Field Trip to Kadoorie Farm
Learning about rural environments
Our special day is coming soon!
Dear 1C Parents,
Thank you for allowing your child to come on our field trip to Kadoorie farm on Wednesday, January 20th. This page contains information for supervising volunteers and parents, everyone is welcome to meet us at Kadoorie, however if you are not a supervising volunteer you will be required to pay the 30 dollar entry fee and can stay with your child’s group.
If you are unable to attend, please feel free to look at the worksheets and the website with your child to discuss what they might see and learn about urban and rural environments, share your experience from holidays or your own childhood.
Please remember students and parents will need to bring their own food and drinks, as the children will be walking all day please ensure they have enough foods, make sure your child has a lot of fruits and vegetables to ensure they have long lasting energy. Although there is a cafe on site I'm not sure if it will be open or available on the day!
In any case, if you have any questions, please contact me. Looking forward to a fruitful and fun learning experiences together.
Kadoorie Field Trip
Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 9am-2:45pm
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Hong Kong
Hong Kong, New Territories
9:00 - Pile into busses and begin our journey
9:45 - Arrive at Kadoorie, get into groups (might be a good time to have a snack) begin exploring
12:00 - (Possibly a good time to have some lunch)
1:30 - Meet for a photo at the entrance of the park for a group photo (possibly then have another snack)
2:00 - Pile into the busses and head back to school
2:45 - Arrive back at school, get bags and head home!
Information for Supervising Volunteers
IF you are one of the supervising volunteers, please kindly arrive at school by 8:45a.m., sign in at the office and come to our 1C classroom, room 202, for a debriefing with the students. We should be back by 2:45pm.
Also, please remember to bring along a lunch and a drink for yourself .
Please find below the list of students (4 or 5 in total) whom you will leading:
- Edith Yam (Minnie's Mum) - Minnie, Gillian, Michelle, Daniel, Theodore
- Luisa Kwan (Gordon's Mum) - Gordon, Yat, Lewis, Charlotte, Elizabeth
- Sally Lee (Colin's Mum) - Colin, Tiffany, Angela, Angus
- Con (Nick's Mum) - Nick, Wilfred, Chester, Moses C, Mio
- Sandy (Genevieve's Mum) - Genevieve, Allie, Steve, Alfred, Moses M
The purpose of this field trip is to help the children to compare Urban (City) and Rural (Country) communities. Of course, we will be looking at the Rural Community at the Farm, specifically;
- landscape and
The responsibility of the group leader are to take your students around the Farm to look for the above 4 areas and have the students to document what they see by drawing and/or writing and to supervise them. All the necessary drawing and writing supplies will be provided.
You can see a link to the interactive map below.
One important note has to do with the wild monkeys hanging around the picnic area. Please see attached note. Thus, you can decide where and when is the most appropriate time and place for your group to eat. Remember, do not feed the monkeys.
At 1:30pm, we will take a Grade 1 Group Photo at the Front/Entrance Gate of the Farm. Please remember to arrive on time.
What should I do if I see a wild monkey!?
Generally, monkeys would not harass you if you do not offer any food. Please remain calm when you see a monkey; and take the following advice:
Do not feed the wild monkeys, nature can meet their needs;
Avoid carrying plastic bags in front of monkeys, hide all plastic bags away in a backpack;
Do not eat while the monkeys are watching you;
Do not stare at the monkeys as staring would provoke them;
Do not throw any food or objects at the monkeys;
Do not make any loud noise. Noises would cause the monkeys to be nervous.
Do not approach the monkeys, especially the babies. Stay at some distance from them;
If you come into contact with any wild animals (include wild monkeys) or their excreta, please wash your hand thoroughly by soap and water immediately.
When a wild monkey is posing immediate threats to life and property, call 999 for emergency assistance. If you are disturbed by wild monkeys, you may call 1823 to notify AFCD for follow-up actions.