Class trip to the Cambodian Killing Fields

On Friday, 31 August, staff from our Chbar Ampov Education Centre took 85 students on a field trip to the Cambodian Killing fields. The site was the site of mass killings and burials during the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979).

The purpose of the trip, which also included a tour guide and an educational film, was to educate the students on the history of the regime and to give them greater understanding on how the regime impacted Khmer society and its people.

Here at ISF, we value experiential learning and wish to introduce students to new settings where they can consolidate the theory that they learn in class. Field trips are important to learning; a shared social experience provides the opportunity for students to encounter and explore things in an authentic setting leading them to increased interest and engagement in their studies.