Trips in the UK
Since becoming the Confucius Classroom Coordinator for Djanogly City Academy I have been able to organise a school trip to see the Chinese collections at London’s British Museum (many thanks again to James Trapp) as well as enjoy the delights of the local China Town. It was a brilliant success and provided students with the opportunity to experience works of Chinese art as well as explore a thriving China Town; for some, this was their first experience of Chinese culture. After a spot of shopping in China Town we ate at one of China Town’s restaurants where students enjoyed trying out their chopstick skills! A definite success and one we will definitely repeat next year!
SSAT/Hanban/DfE Summer Camp 2011
On 12th July 2011, 6 Djanogly students and 2 teachers left Nottingham for Beijing, where they met up with approximately 80 other students and teachers from schools from all over the UK. After visiting the major tourist sites of Beijing (Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, Beijing Zoo and Beijing’s unique Hutongs), all students left the capital for another capital, that of Sichuan province in the west – home of spicy food and China’s national animal, the panda! Here all students spent time on campus at Chengdu Longquan No. 1 Middle School, where they lived the typical high school student’s day with lessons and cultural activities from 8:30am until 8:30pm as well as having opportunities to see Chengdu’s famous Panda reserve, the ancient Dujiangyan irrigation project and Luodai. After 10 days of living on campus we left for Beijing where we swapped hard beds and limited hot water to soft mattresses in a luxurious 5-star hotel before heading back to the cold weather of the UK! All in all the trip was good and gave students a wonderful introduction to the language, life and culture of China.
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Past trips with SSAT/Hanban/DfE Summer Camp
2009 – Xi’An Bodi (one of the host schools for that year: http://www.bodiedu.com/en_show.asp?id=330)