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There’s a voice that keeps on calling me

Ulysses, Ulysses – Soaring through all the galaxies. In search of Earth, flying in to the night. Ulysses, Ulysses – Fighting evil and tyranny, with all his power, and with all of his might. Ulysses – no-one else can do the things you do. Ulysses – like a bolt of thunder from the blue. Ulysses…
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80 days around the world

80 days around the world, we’ll find a pot of gold just sitting where the rainbow’s ending. Time – we’ll fight against the time, and we’ll fly on the white wings of the wind. 80 days around the world, no we won’t say a word before the ship is really back. Round, round, all around…
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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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