The most valuable resources in Hualien-Taitung region are its indigenous culture and natural environment. At Junyi, we hope to combine both elements into curriculum design and make Outdoor Education one of Junyi Experimental High school’s featured programs; at the same time to help students understand the importance of respect and protecting our land. Additionally, the challenges students face and overcome during outdoor activities will build up their characters and bring positive impact in their lives.
Though in-class training, Grade 7 to Grade 9 students will learn to identify trekking and camping gears, map reading technique and also basic skill and courtesy required in the wild. We hope that each Junyi student will be open to challenge and swim across the Flowing Lake, climb up the Dulan Mountain, ride bicycle through YuChang Highway and conquer Chiaming Lake during middle school.
As the curriculum extends to high school, Junyi reaches out for professional guidance from Taitung University Professors Wen Zhoumou and Zhuang Xinyu, and the Fire Council’s Mr. Chen Guojiang, together with Master shipbuilder Wen Zhirong , Junyi team successfully coordinates the most challenging project by far: Kayak Building. The teachers would lead the students to learn about Taiwan’s geography, oceanography, and the relationship between humans and the sea. Master shipbuilder Wen Zhirong would teach students the knowhow to handle the tools they would need to build their kayaks, and numerous collaboration works with building development and progress. We hope that by the end of each school year, the high school students would be able to bring the Kayak and sail in the Pacific Ocean.
Chairman Yen encourages the high school students: “The challenge you face today will be a link to future life experiences. I hope that from your time here, you will find motivation and courage in the future. I believe that you are strong. With the help of the wonderful teachers around you, you can accomplish anything. One day you will be on your own, facing problems all the time. I hope that you will treasure your memories and experiences from school and be grateful for what you have; those will help you with future difficulties. Cherish these times, and keep them forever in your heart.”