Easter China trip report
Over Easter 12 students from Year 10 spent 12 days in China. We were all made to feel very welcome and our students particularly enjoyed teaming up with the Chinese students who came along with us on several of the trips.
Over Easter 12 students from Year 10 spent 12 days in China. The first part was spent visiting a school in Luoyang, a city of 4 million people some 400 miles southwest of Beijing. We were all made to feel very welcome and our students particularly enjoyed teaming up with the Chinese students who came along with us on several of the trips. Shopping in the old part of Luoyang with the Chinese students was a tremendous opportunity to see a China that is away from the main tourist sites and to practice haggling skills. We also became local celebrities as people would frequently ask us to have their photograph taken with us. We visited a number of local attractions including a walk along a narrow gorge which is part of the Yellow river, a visit to a Kung Fu school and temple and the Longman Grottos. We also travelled to Xian by bullet train, underground and bus in order to see the Terracotta Warriors. Having made our farewells over a fabulous Chinese meal (by now we were quite adept with the chopsticks) we made the 2 hour flight to Beijing. Our hotel was close to Tiananmen Square in the centre of Beijing and we visited the Summer Palace, Olympic Stadium, Temple of Heaven, The Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. Our evenings were spent making dumplings, watching an Acrobatics show and Kung Fu play.
This was a fabulous trip enjoyed by all of the students. We are running this trip in 2014 and already have 10 confirmed deposits. This does mean that there is still the opportunity for a few more year 9 students to join this group but time is very short as the flights are in the process of being booked. Any interested students should contact Mrs Roberts ASAP either in person or by email (JRB@theweald.org.uk)
E Mead and J Roberts