Tsuen Wan Government Secondary SchoolChiu Ka Lam
The duty was to introduce exhibits in the museum to visitors and lead a special tour about the story of Hong Kong. Reading the notes provided to prepare for work in the museum, there was a lot to learn about various types of ships, trading and maritime history, which broadened the horizons. The activity also trained about presentation skills and communication skills. With more understanding about maritime history and heritage preservation, it was inspiring to pursue further studies in archaeology and heritage management, and decided to contribute to society through preserving cultural heritage.
After this experience, I found that working is hard. It is neither comfortable nor very interesting. Then I found that working is really not easy. Most of the time I did routine work like answering queries. I realized that it is a must to endure such boredom in workplace in the future. My ability to communicate with others also improved a lot after the experience. Besides improving my fluency in speaking Cantonese, English and Putonghua, I also found that I need to be active to solve the visitors’ problems so that they will not feel confused and helpless. This is very important when working. Apart from these, I realized that cooperation with colleagues is necessary. If there is clear communication between partners, the efficiency will be much higher. Otherwise, it may result in a big mess. To conclude, I really learn a lot from this experience. I will continue to join this kind of activity.