North Tyneside Learning Platform



Comenius visit to China

These photographs were taken from the Second Foreign Language School of Nanshan in Shenzhen.

Students are aged from 6 to 15 it incorporates a primary and junior high school. Classes have 50 students but they sit in groups and work together in pairs. When they engage in group work each group has a leader.

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Lunch at last......

Wednesday 27th November - view the photos

Today we visited Battle Hill's partner school in the morning. We had a welcome ceremony by all 1200 pupils and staff. We then watched different lessons maths, English and art. There are between 40 and 50 pupils in every class in China. there are specialist teachers for different subjects.  During the break time the students were rehearsing their dances on the stage.

Tuesday 26th November - view the photos

On Tuesday  Mrs Parker visited our partner school Lixuan Primary School. There are over 1,200 pupils aged from 6-12. Years.  

Everyone was very welcoming and Mrs Parker got to try traditional Chinese writing, watched an English lesson and saw the rehearsals for a big performance.

Following a delegation of Chinese Headteachers and teachers to the North East earlier this year, seven headteachers from primary schools in North Tyneside have travelled to China to see first hand the different methods and styles of teaching used by teachers in different parts of China.

Louise Guthrie - Denbigh Primary School, Jane Parker - Hadrian Park Primary School, Kevin Arthur - Battle Hill Primary School, Anne Thornton - Wallsend Jubilee Primary School, Emma Overton - Stephenson Memorial Primary School, Susan Winter - Richardson Dees Primary School and Alison Nicholson - Redesdale Primary School, have all travelled as part of the Comenius Project which is one of the most popular international education programmes for UK schools, colleges and local authorities.

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