Life-wide Learning Days _ S4 Local History Tour

Life-Wide Learning Days: S4 Local History Study Tour


Organized by the Citizenship and Social Development Department, the S4 Local History Study Tour provided our students with a unique opportunity to explore the local history of various neighborhoods in Hong Kong.

On March 7, 2024, our S4 students embarked on a captivating journey, visiting significant locations including Lei Yue Mun and Devil’s Peak, To Kwa Wan, Ping Shan, Sham Shui Po, and Sheung Wan.

During the study tour, our students actively participated in guided tours, engaging with local residents and immersing themselves in the historical significance of each location. They had the privilege of exploring renowned landmarks, architectural marvels, and cultural sites that hold a special place in the history of Hong Kong. Through these immersive experiences, our students gained a deeper understanding of the city’s historical development and cultural heritage.

This study tour exemplifies our school’s commitment to providing holistic education that nurtures citizenship and social development. By encouraging students to actively engage with their surroundings and fostering a sense of pride in their local community, we aim to cultivate well-rounded individuals who appreciate and contribute to the rich cultural tapestry of Hong Kong.

Students’ reflection:
“After climbing Devil’s Peak and taking in the view, we felt a mix of fatigue, wonder, and a desire to learn more about history. This study tour has made us realize the importance of valuing and understanding Hong Kong’s history. We know that there is still much more to explore and appreciate.”    4A Ho Chun Yu


“Sham Shui Po, located in the northwest of the Kowloon Peninsula, holds a rich history. During our study tour, we visited places such as the Sam Tai Tsz Temple and Sham Shui Po Police Station. Among them, the most impactful was the Mei Ho House. In 1953, a massive fire left tens of thousands homeless overnight, leading to the creation of Hong Kong’s first public housing estates, with Mei Ho House being one of them. Today, Mei Ho House has been transformed into a youth hostel, preserving the original living conditions of that time. The housing units lacked individual toilets, and a small unit of 10 square meters accommodated 5-8 people in extremely harsh conditions. After the visit, I couldn’t help but reflect on the challenges people faced in the past and the importance of cherishing what we have today.”
4C Tsang Wing Hing