On 26 April, children from Kinderland International Preschool @ Vietnam embarked on a meaningful excursion. In line with the learning theme ‘Our Country’, they made a learning trip to the History Museum of Ho Chi Minh as Vietnam prepares to commemorate Reunification Day. Experiential learning is one of the ways to honour this important event, introducing our Kindergarteners to the rich tapestry of Vietnam’s past. This field trip provided an unforgettable experience, as it allowed our little learners to immerse themselves in the history, culture, and legacy of their nation’s beloved leader.

Teacher explaining the beginning of human history during the stone-age

For our little learners, a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Museum is their first introduction to the story of President Ho Chi Minh and the struggles for independence and reunification that shaped Vietnam’s history. The reunification marked the end of decades of conflict between North and South Vietnam but also brought significant challenges, including the rebuilding of the war-torn country and the reconciliation of its divided society.As they step through the museum’s doors, a treasure trove of artefacts, photographs, and the surrounding region, including the time of the Nguyen dynasty, the French colonial period, and the war years.

Children observing the artefact displays at the museum

In addition to learning about history, the children had the chance to understand the Vietnamese culture through the museum’s exhibits. They discover the rich traditions, customs, and values that have shaped Vietnamese society for centuries.

The children are admiring the costumes of the Nguyen dynasty

As Vietnam celebrates Reunification Day, this field trip to the Ho Chi Minh Museum served as a fitting tribute to the sacrifices and struggles of past generations. It was also an enriching experience for our Kindergarten children to find the meaning of this celebration. They had a fun time discovering Vietnam and connecting to their roots.