Visit Hong Kong Space Museum
Whether you are a child or grown-up, visiting a museum is a fun way to drive curiosity through some authentic learning experiences about our world. As one of the Flying Young program’s objectives, we hope to give children from underprivileged families enjoyable and educational experiences. A total of 10 volunteers from the Hong Kong Association of the Order of Malta brought 22 children ranging from 4 years old to 12 years old and 22 parents to visit the Hong Kong Space Museum on June 23, 2019.
Together with their families, we first watched a show about the mystery of the ocean, followed by a 3-D show about the story of the Earth. After watching the shows, our volunteers led the children to explore the various displays and interactive games inside the Exhibition Hall.
Some children who have little English-speaking ability, were paired with our international volunteers in order to enhance their English learning. In addition, some children were given opportunities to practice English by exploring and discussing the exhibits and stories at the museum with curators and volunteers.
Benjamin Lee, one of the volunteers who participated the event, said, “At the museum, we were able to build a unique bond with the children and families by sharing conversations about their favorite objects in the museum, our family stories, and historic events. It brought fond memories and enjoyment to us as well.”
After the two-hour visit, all the children and their parents had a great time together and enjoyed the memorable learning experiences and opportunity to explore the unknown world of the ocean.