A group of Modern Foreign Languages students had the incredible opportunity of spending the half term break exploring the delights of Shanghai and Beijing.
Students and staff enjoyed a packed week embracing Shanghai’s landmarks including the many wonderful gardens and even Disney World. They were also intrigued to experience life as a student in a Chinese School where they participated in lessons.
Beijing’s sights, architecture and history fascinated the students, alongside the main tourist attractions including the Great Wall of China, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. They got to see first hand, palaces such as the Forbidden City, left behind by the fabulously wealthy dynasties that ruled China centuries ago.
Students from this extraordinary trip recorded this account of the trip:
“During the October half term, we went to China to experience the culture and language of the country. The trip was split into two parts; the first half was us going to Shanghai and then Beijing. In Shanghai we visited some famous landmarks such as the oriental pearl tower, Chinese water town, Chinese art gardens and even Disney World and visited the Bund with an evening cruise.
On our way to the overnight trains, we visited Hang Zhou school which was an eye-opening experience of a Chinese school. We participated in various activities such as calligraphy and martial art lessons. In Beijing, we went to Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall of China, the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City and world-renowned Peking duck and hot-pot dinners.
We had a once in a life-time experience and we are so grateful to all the teachers for taking us.”