The second Year 5 Open Morning on Tuesday 7th July was enriched by a group of seven Chinese headteachers and senior leaders
During their time at LCHS they were welcomed by our own Chinese teachers, Chen Qiumei, Chen Minghua and Tong Xuemei.
While mathematician Gao Jianxiong from HTFLS, the LCHS partner school, spoke with members of our own maths department, the others toured the school before attending the presentations by the cast of Matilda and Mr.Mckeown's talk and Q&A session. They were very interested in the whole style of the Open Morning and the way in which so many LCHS staff and pupils were involved in the visit. The house system (Hogwarts!), small class sizes, the variety in the canteen and the great attention to the needs of the individual pupils were all mentioned very positively.
Earlier in the day they had been to the assembly at Westgate Junior Academy, and after LCHS went to Bishop Grosseteste University and met the Mayor at the Guildhall, the latest in a succession of similar greetings since the Lincoln-Tangshan civic partnership agreement was signed in 1992. The first evening meal was a gentle one for tired travellers from Asia at 'The Taste'. The rest of the week has been full of individual school visits, lesson observations, meetings with pupils and staff, a little tourism and shopping, and of course English food. Before returning to China the group will visit Oxford and London
This July 2015 visit was organised and partly funded through the British Council's 'Connecting Classrooms' programme. A group of British headteachers and teachers from the Lincolnshire partner schools will be returning to Tangshan for a week in late October. The schools involved in addition to LCHS are Bishop King Primary, Bracebridge Infants and Nursery, Coningsby St.Michael's, Marton Primary, Monks Abbey Primary, Saxilby Primary, St Faith and St Martin, Queen Elizabeth's in Gainsborough, Westgate Junior Academy. William Farr in Welton has also provided some valuable support.
British Council Ambassador