A group of 11 year old pupils from Jingzhou Primary School in Hangzhou Province in China visited Victoria College Belfast this week.
During their 4 day visit, the group were welcomed to Belfast by the Lord Mayor. They participated in a range of lessons across the curriculum in both Junior School and the Preparatory School and enjoyed a range of sporting and musical activities. They also had the opportunity to visit the Titanic Exhibition and the Ulster Museum in Belfast. Victoria College families hosted the children and staff on Tuesday evening and Mr Paul McAllister Deputy Chief Inspector ETI joined pupils and staff at a special Assembly and presentation on Thursday morning in the College.
Ms Slevin had visited the Jingzhou School in 2013 during a study visit to China facilitated by the British Council and the Confucius Institute and the College is delighted that students from Jingzhou have finally had the opportunity to travel to Northern Ireland. We look forward to developing our links with the Jingzhou school and to exploring the potential offurther exchange visits.
A second group of Chinese pupils were based in St Joseph’s PS in Crumlin during the week and both groups celebrated their visit together on Thursday evening at a ceili held in St Joseph’s School.