The staff and students Glenburn Sports College are eagerly awaiting a visit from 12 primary pupils from Chengdu Guanghua Primary School which is located in China. Seven girls and five boys will be visiting and will be 'buddied up' with Year 7 students from Glenburn Sports College. Five members of staff will also visit alongside the children; Ms. Mao Aiqing, Vice Headteacher, Ms. Jiang Mingzhu, Ms. Zhang Zhengtong, Mr. Chenqu, and Bobby.
Miss Ingham, Deputy Headteacher at Glenburn visited China during the October half term break to forge new international links and she and Mrs Scully have regularly been in touch with their school representative to make all of the arrangements since her visit.
Miss Ingham said “This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to find out more about a country that is rich in history and culture. Our Year 7s have really enjoyed learning more about China in their themed learning lessons and are looking forward to welcoming our visitors.”
The pupils from China will be visiting Glenburn Sports College on School days from January 24th to January 30th 2013.
On Tuesday 29th January, everyone will take part in China Day so that the students at Glenburn will have an opportunity to take part in new cultural experiences. There are also many other activities taking place during the week.
The Chinese pupils will deliver a Taichi performance and the Chinese teachers will show the Glenburn students how they decorate a room when they celebrate Chinese New Year. All of the pupils will cook traditional Chinese dishes, for example a glutinous rice ball (called Tang Yuan) and dumplings.
Our Chinese visitors are also very excited to be visiting our school and West Lancashire. They are delighted that we have also made provisions for them to visit a neighbouring school – Woodlands Primary School during their stay.
Mrs Amanda Scully, Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Glenburn said “This is the first time that we have received Chinese visitors and we are planning a warm welcome. We are all so excited to meet with them and get to know them better. May this visit be the first of many!”