On Sunday October 25th a party of 20 Sixth Formers from the school, accompanied by the Deputy Head, Mr Simon Spencer, along with Mr John Johnson and Miss Sally Jones, will set off on this year’s exchange trip to China.
This is the fifth such trip – with the first having taken place in 2007. This is a biennial trip, on this occasion involving visits to two Chinese schools: one is in Xi’an, the Sub High School Affiliated to Xi’an Jiaotong University, and the other is Christ College’s long-standing exchange school, Fengxian Senior High School in Shanghai. Both schools have kindly hosted us on previous trip in 2009, and this time the generosity will extend to the touring party being hosted in Chinese homes while at the schools.
During the ten day trip there will be a good deal of sight-seeing, too, with the adventure beginning in Beijing where the group will visit the Great Wall, the Bird’s Nest Stadium, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden Palace. After an overnight train journey to Xi’an there will be a chance to see the Terracotta Army, as well as spending time at the host school in Xi’an. The group will then fly to Shanghai and after two full days at Fengxian School there will be a chance to see the extraordinary city sights, as well as an evening at the Shanghai Acrobats Centre at their ‘Era’ show – acclaimed by previous participants as one of the most memorable events of their China experience.
Excitement has been building through the term, and the trip has come around rapidly. There will be regular updates on the school website, and doubtless many tales to tell on the group’s return.
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