Day 4

Today is National Teacher’s Day across the whole of China. Like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day at home the Chinese have a national Teacher’s Day. When we arrived at school we were presented with flowers at the school gate. All day long, pupils were coming up to us with either real single roses or fake…
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Day 3

We spent our first day in Xinhua Private Junior High School, located in the Hongkou District of Shanghai. There are approximately 1400 pupils in the school and 120 teachers. They are in the top 4 of high performing schools in all of Shanghai. We were greeted by the headteacher and given a formal introduction and…
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Day 2

We have just finished Day Two. We started very early (7.30am) taking a coach to Shanghai Normal University. When it was first established, Shanghai Normal University was the university where all teachers and government leaders received their education. There was a formal opening ceremony in the morning attended by the Ex-President of SNU, the current…
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Day 1

Sarah and I arrived safely at the hotel at around 12pm Monday, Shanghai time, 5am Uk time. When you travel from Pu Dong Airport to the centre of Shanghai, you are struck by the sheer size and business of the place. There are endless amounts of high-rise tower blocks, housing in a city, the same…
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