How fantastic it is to have friends from thousands of miles away! We were delighted to welcome Mrs. Lu Huaying to our school.
Mrs. Lu is the headteacher of Jiangbin Primary School, which is to be found in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China. She came with her translator, Miss Yang Xinyuan, to find out a little about the education system in England. Mr. Letton had met Mrs. Lu before, when he visited her school in China in 2010.
Mrs. Lu spent time touring the school. She commented several times about Gateford Park children's excellent behaviour and was delighted when the children greeted her with a cheery 'Ni hao!'
Mrs. Lu spent time teaching Class 6 and 7. She showed the children how to do some traditional Chinese paper crafts. She also brought along some Christmas cards that the children at Jiangbin had made for our children.
After that, Mrs. Lu and Mr. Letton talked about how they would make a strong link between the two schools, so that the children can make friends with and learn about people from a very different culture.
Our link will really begin in the New Year. We can't wait!