Anugya Pokhrel, Grade 8
It was the day when we were living for China to attend the PDC International Conference that I was very excited and I knew that this is going to be a lifetime experience for me. On the first day, when I entered the conference hall, I saw my seat reserved for me with my nameplate and my portrait painting on the conference hall seating arrangement. The Inauguration of the opening ceremony of the conference began with a valuable speech from the founder of the CACIE Future Education Forum about the 21st century learning. She highlighted PDC approach towards education which is an innovative and practical education system for development of Chinese students and all over the world. It aims to nurture the students’ key competencies with necessary abilities to survive and live in the future. The principals from different countries shared about the ‘Life of students in their countries’. I was surprised to know from the education leaders from different countries that the way we are learning in our school and the education system is quite similar to other countries.
On the second day of the international educational conference, we went to PDC Allies School. The conference was very intellectual. I made a friend from the PDC allies’ school whose English name was Hasel. She gifted me and my friend a wireless mouse with a pen. She was very friendly and kind. I also had to perform a traditional dance at the conference whereas my friend Shelly shared the Life of students in Nepal. The audience in the hall were impressed by our performance. Our school Principal Miss Irine Shrestha, interacted with the education leaders and gave a presentation on the School education of Nepal. Similarly, we too interacted with the teachers of PDC Allies School who were so loving and friendly to the kids.
The last day of the conference concluded with the workshop on future education and core competencies followed by dinner. We got engaged in different brainstorming activities but visualizing my perspective on future school on the sketchbook draw my attention quite a bit. Our participation as a student from Nepal drew a lot of attention at the conference that the founder of CACIE future Education conference personally invited us to visit her school and appreciated our effort and confidence. This conference indeed, on one hand, allowed me to learned very important life skills being independent, traveling and communicating and on other hand, the majestic of the great wall of china took my breath away. The place is not just a testament of great engineering it symbolizes the connection between the legendary past and the present time and it made me realize the uniqueness of China. We also visited the Beijing Olympic Park, the Summer Palace, and other cities near Beijing. And I don’t want to miss mentioning the Chinese authentic food experience as well and particularly dumplings with dough based on bread, flour and potatoes. It’s all, about experience. During the entire trip, I felt amazed as well as excited because I knew that these experiences will not come again and again. It is not just about visiting it is also about exploring knowledge. I am very thankful to our principal ma’am and director sir for giving us this delightful opportunity to visit China.
Anugya Pokhrel, Grade 8