High school students can’t wait to travel abroad in post-COVID 19 era

Eleven students from Fengyuan High School visited The China Post and NOWnews media on Friday to learn what it takes to become a professional journalist. (The China Post)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Eleven students from Fengyuan High School, Taichung visited The China Post office on Dec. 18 to learn what it takes to become a professional journalist.

Sherry Chen, along with a group of enthusiastic writers asked about journalism and the news writing process and shared their expectations for the post-Covid-19 era next year.

Dimitri Bruyas (left in back row), 11 students and their teacher Sherry Chen(left 2 in back row) are pictured in The China Post office in Taipei. (The China Post)

The editor-in-chief of The China Post, Dimitri Bruyas, who has over 20 years of experience in the media, gave the students an insightful speech while explaining the workflow of a news room in contemporary Taiwan.

The editor-in-chief of The China Post, Dimitri Bruyas, who has over 20 years of experience in the media, gave the students an insightful speech and explained the workflow of a journalist. (The China Post)

In the final Q&A session, the students shared their thoughts in English, including the importance of learning English, where they see themselves in five years, their biggest challenges in the future, and their hopes and plans for the post-pandemic era. 

Eleven students from Fengyuan High School visited The China Post and NOWnews media on Friday to learn what it takes to become a professional journalist. (The China Post)
Dimitri Bruyas read a news story with the students. (The China Post)

One of the students, Michael, remarked that English is an important tool for communication, stressing that one can understand what is happening in the world through language learning.

When asked about his plan for the future, Cory said he wants to become a teacher to educate people while some said they are still figuring out their future direction.

The students enthusiastically shared their thoughts in English. (The China Post)

When it comes to the impact of the pandemic on their lives, two students, Linda and Irene, said they did not like wearing masks because it would affect their makeup.

One added that “I’m tired of having to wear masks at all times.”

Despite the inconvenience of wearing a mask, Linda remains positive about Taiwan’s coronavirus prevention, saying “I feel very safe in Taiwan.”

In addition, many students shared their plans for the post-pandemic era next year. Two students are looking forward to traveling to South Korea after the travel restrictions are lifted, while another student, Eva, is hoping to go to Tokyo, Japan.

The high school students excitedly interacted with the chief editor. (The China Post)

Through this visit, the students of the English news writing workshop had an overview of journalism.

The China Post also looks forward to more cooperation with the schools in the future, so that students can have a better understanding of the media industry.