The last week of the academic year for lower sixth students is always given over to ‘Enhancement’ activities. Eleven of our students travelled to the Far East as part of the annual enhancement trip to China, for a packed ten days of sightseeing and cultural experiences.
Included in the trip were visits to three different cities: Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, where the students visited some of the major landmarks. Highlights were The Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Warriors, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.
The trip was certainly an active one! The visitors were given the opportunity to toboggan down some of the Great Wall, to cycle the whole of the Ancient Wall of China in Xian and to climb the Oriental Pearl Tower to look through the glass floor, 863 feet in the air!
As well as all the sightseeing and activities, the students enjoyed absorbing Chinese culture, the food and the traditions, as well as challenging themselves to do things they didn’t think were possible – including learning basic Chinese.
“It was the best trip I’ve ever been on,” said Lauren Dwyer. Ellisha Cotter said “I had such an awesome time!” Thank you to Chary Gonzales-Latham for organising it and to all the staff who accompanied the students.