From the 2nd – 5th Oct Victoria hosted 25 pupils and 5 staff from XiXi Middle School. Pupils spent their time on our Junior campus and pupils engaged in classes in a range of subjects including practical Science, Art and Technology classes. The Lord Mayor also hosted a reception for the group. Our visitors particularly enjoyed sharing educational and cultural experiences with each other and over this short time have developed budding friendships.
The relationship between China and Victoria has stemmed from Ms Slevin’s visit to Zhejiang in 2013 as a member of the NI Principals delegation organised through Hanban (the Confucius Institute) in conjunction with the British Council.
This is our first partnership with this particular school but we would hope that it will develop allowing pupils from both schools to engage in joint project work and perhaps creating an opportunity for some VCB pupils to visit XiXi school in the future.