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Wycombe Abbey Summer Course Participants Experience Sharing

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The Wycombe Abbey Summer Course has come to an end after lasting over two weeks, and we've been told by many participants about their nostalgic departure with this England journey. Today, we're going to share the logs written by two girls in which they shared what they saw and how they felt during this wonderful journey.

The Wycombe Abbey Summer Course has come to an end after lasting over two weeks, and we've been told by many participants about their nostalgic departure with this England journey. Today, we're going to share the logs written by two girls in which they shared what they saw and how they felt during this wonderful journey.  

 

 

 

 

By Christine 

 

 

I've learnt quite a lot through this study tour to England. Just as the old saying goes, things flow away day and night, particularly for happy things. Before I came I could never understand why some people said they really don't want to leave. After 21 days being in England, now I can truly get to know that sense of feeling. I have to say, England is a really beautiful island with magic power, which arise a warm and intimate feeling within us. At Wycombe Abbey, I met many foreign students and made friends with them. We had so much to share with each other, as if we've met before. Inside the classroom, we learned subject knowledge, and outside the classroom, we did sports and got a sense of authentic English culture. 

 

 

 

There were 12 foreign teachers for this summer course. My favorite teacher is Tom, our English teacher & photographer for other classes. Tom is a cute guy with a good sense of humor. He's like a big brother to us – we're welcomed to ask him any questions. Whereas Stephen, who was our Journalism teacher, was much stricter. Both of their teaching were lively and interesting though, and we found our sides shaking with laughter by their self-deprecating humor. And my arts teacher Fiona who has a young girl live in her heart, she's like a big sister to us. No matter how ridiculous our painting seems to be, she always gave us encouragement and being supportive, saying 'Wonderful, I like it!'  

 

 

 

All of the 12 teachers are really good people. I want to thank them all. And I also want to express my heartfelt gratitude to Ms Liu, a BE staff who's responsible to lead the whole group. Liu's patience and attention to details in arranging logistics work left deep impression on us. I remember one day I got sick and told my mom about it. While I was having my meal that day, she came to me, dropped a Vitamin C pill into my water, and said 'if there's any problem do let me know'. So it was after that day I would went to her and seek her help with whatever troubled me. I really owe her a big thank you.  

 

It's really nice to have this opportunity. Thanks to BE. Wish BE a brighter and more successful future!

 

 

 

 

 

London Travel

By Shen Mihou

 

 

While I was on the plane staring at the blue in the high sky, I realized at that time I was above thousands of miles from the ground, heading off to England. Dreadfulness and nerviness suddenly caught me. My head then was full of my parents' eye expression of worrying, thinking of how they told me about things to be paid attention to again and again. I had a mixed feeling of attachment to my homeland and the expectation and excitement for things about to happen in a foreign land. 

 

 

 

After landing in England, we saw skyscrapers and flow of traffic, like what we see in China. The only difference we noticed immediately was the language people used – English. Although I could speak fluent English when I was at my local school, I did not have much confidence in using it naturally in practical environment. Because when I talk to a stranger, I get stuttered and low voice. I can't say for sure if I'm able to screw everything up.   

 

 

 

Just as its reputation, Wycombe Abbey School has majestic school buildings in the style of mid-century castle. There's a pond with swimming ducks and goose. Everything in the school is just perfect. Our English teacher was called Stephen, a bearded man, paunchy figure, who often claimed that he was only 28. He's very humorous, and his good jokes often made us burst into laugh. I admire his way of teaching – expanding our knowledge of England and enhancing our verbal expression skills through a happy and relaxing atmosphere. 

 

 

 

We had a lot of games in classes. Some of these games were never heard of before, yet we still found them enjoyable and interesting. Also through these games, I met several people and made friends with them. The friendship is memorable. 

 

Beside activities at Wycombe Abbey, we also had tours to scenic spots including Windsor Castle, the British Museum, Cambridge, etc. 

 

Cambridge became a tourist destination mostly for its academic excellence. In the school there're various stores, filled with different kinds of people. I almost ran into Stephen Hawking there (It's definitely him. Can't be wrong! )

 

 

 

We had a huge fan at the farewell party. More than one people said they really didn't want to leave so soon.

 

On my plane back home, I felt restless once again, only that this time I was hoping to reunite with my family while reminiscing about the happy hours in England. 

 

 

 

We really appreciate Christine and Shen's honesty in sharing their travel logs with us, for which we'll send gifts to them as a small token from us.

 

And from the two kids' simple and honest words, we're happy to see that they've surprisingly grown more confident, independent, braver and grateful. 

 

 

 

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