This week, from 2 – 8 February, 31 students from Wuhu Huicui Middle School joined classes with Saint Gregory’s buddies in Years 7, 8 & 9. Great friendships were formed and students gained valuable insight in to each other’s cultures and countries.
The visiting Chinese students also had the opportunity to meet some of our ‘Mandarin Excellence Programme’ students and to participate in an engaging Chinese language and culture workshop together.
The week ended with a fantastic celebration and award ceremony with music, song and dance, with each Chinese student receiving a certificate to take back to China with them.
It was a rewarding and enriching experience for everyone involved, demonstrating Saint Gregory’s commitment to embed international activities across the whole school, in order that all students develop as responsible global citizens, gaining confidence for life and work in a global society.
On Thursday 8 February, 14 Principals and Directors from 12 different schools and educational consultancies across China visited Saint Gregory’s. They were given a tour of the school by Sixth Form Ambassadors, and also had the opportunity to see first-hand some of the many benefits of cross-cultural collaboration and international school partnerships at work, with the coinciding visit of Chinese students from Wuhu School.
Holding the British Council’s prestigious full International School Award, Saint Gregory’s remains committed to expanding its wide-ranging international links, enabling students to gain a broader understanding of the world around them.
Miss D Medcroft