On 2018, July 1st, “Edutainment-2018 Germany Summer Camp” organised by Stiftung Deutsche und Chinesische Kultur and Rexi Business Service GmbH, undertaken by Rexi Business Service GmbH and Shanghai Dormer Consultancy successfully started in Berlin.
This time, the summer camp is held in accordance with the concept of “edutainment”, through the activities of visiting German historical cultural sights, museums, research institution and farms, such a method allows the children to learn about German history, have close experience with German science knowledges, change the consistent learning thoughts, inspire their innate curiosity and learning ability. At the same time, the trip also arranges activities such as wandering in the forest and hiking in country park, with the hope that the children can release their nature by having close contact with the nature, break away from the dependency on 3C products( computers, mobile phones and electronic products), cultivate their sensation and enrich their life experiences.
On July 2nd, Stiftung Deutsche und Chinesische Kultur president Mr. Wang Wenhai attends the opening ceremony of the summer camp, talks friendly with the children and wishes them a good time playing and learning in Germany.
Two days later, the overseas study consultant from Aufbau Akademie Berlin accompanied the children the whole trip, explained to them about the history of the sights, and explained profound theories in simple language about the education system in Germany, patiently explained to children about their worries and questions regarding studying in Germany. Children were active in raising questions, in the warm atmosphere, some of the children have shown strong wish in learning German and studying in Germany.
In the one week, the children visited Bundestag, Brandenburger Gate, Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church and more important sights, gave the children an initial understanding of the national conditions in Germany. In Humboldt university, they were surprised by the solemn academic atmosphere, scrambled for the opportunity to take photos with the Nobel price winner. In the art space, the children learned about the street graffiti culture in Berlin, they have also made their own works on the walls; the curious and strange intelligence equipment in the spy museum brought children back to the cold war period full of spy activities; in the science museum, through touching, dissevering and experiencing with interactive exhibits and practical courses, the children’s enthusiasm of exploring science was greatly inspired.
The Tempelhof airport was once the bridge in the sky, after construction, it became Berliner’s favourite open-air park. Skateboarding, kites, guitar performances, it has it all. At the barbecue party organised by Stiftung Deutsche und Chinesische Kultur, children from the two countries were working by themselves, acting like little adults. Their barbecue skills were also quite impressive!
Afterwards, at the family-owned farm, children learned about butter production and got to weave the wools by themselves. “No practice, no gain in one’s wit.”It seems that the out-dated craftsmanship and techniques in the industrial time, only when practising, will the children learn its essence. The teacher told them, the theory of industrial production nowadays originated from the handicraft of craft men. The achievements of Germany in the production industry is based on the fine foundations of handcrafted ability and diligent experiences.
The following overseas study tour entered the picture-like “little Switzerland” Bastei Mountain. The children in the health resort drove Go-Kart, in Dresden they have deeply experienced the rebirth of a city that was completely destroyed in the war, in VW transparent factory they had close contact with the production line and top high technology. Thereafter at “white gold” small city Meissen, the children visited the fine porcelain of Saxon royal style, tasted a lunch with western table manner, enjoyed themselves to the full of a royal experience.
Returning to Berlin, in the splendid Sanssouci Palace, the children performed their self-written scripts. The scripts are based on the sudden events that occurred during the summer camp, exhibiting the understanding the children have about Germany and their bold imagination, their performances let the audience burst into waves of laughter and express admiration by thumping the table.
With the hotpot sauces from their hometown and various types of organic food, in happy laughter and cheerful voices, the summer camp came to an end. Ms Zheng Huishu, general manager of Rexi Business Service GmbH presented the gifts to the children.
Before departure, we wish the children a safe trip home, we hope that they will bring what they have learned and seen into their daily studies and lives, and we look forward to the next work presented by Shanghai Dormer Consultancy and Stiftung Deutsche und Chinesische Kultur.