On Friday 1st July, a group of 8 students and one teacher made a brief visit to Stewards School from our Chinese partner school, Suzhou Zhenhua Middle School.
Visit to Stewards School from Suzhou Zhenhua Middle School
On Friday 1st July, a group of 8 students and one teacher made a brief visit to Stewards School from our Chinese partner school, Suzhou Zhenhua Middle School. This visit is the latest in a series of visits between our two schools. The pupils from China were a mix of girls and boys from Years 7 & 8. They stayed for 90 minutes and met with some of our year 7 pupils who gave them a guided tour around Stewards School.
The Chinese visitors commented on how polite, courteous and helpful the Stewards School pupils had been. Life for Chinese school children can be every demanding. Our pupils learnt that the school day for Chinese pupils often starts at 7:30am and lasts until roughly 5 to 6pm depending upon the age group of the pupils. Chinese pupils do not leave their classrooms, as the teachers move between classrooms, not the pupils. Chinese pupils are also expected to complete 3 hours of homework each night and often attend extra lessons during their long summer break.
Following their visit to Stewards School, our Chinese guests were going to visit Cambridge for one day, London for two days, then fly to Paris, France for a few days and then were going to travel onwards to Italy for five days before finally flying home to China. We look forward to the possibility of Stewards School pupils and teachers returning to China in the near future.
Mr Hickman – International Dimension Co-ordinator