Newton Abbot College has been proud to welcome 17 Chinese students for a week-long look into life and education at the College. Organised through White House Guardianships, the students arrived from Beijing on 13th July and were ‘buddied’ with College students from Years 10, 11 and 12. Students have been exposed to all aspects of College life, from attending and participating in a wide range of lessons, to joining existing friendship groups and getting an insight into life in a British learning environment.
The visit has proved to be highly successful, with Year 12 student, Rachel Spooner, commenting: “It has been extremely valuable spending time with students from across the other side of the world. We have seen how their lifestyle differs from here in the UK and we have enjoyed learning some Chinese and had an insight into their culture. We will be sad to see them go as we have enjoyed welcoming them into our groups of friends.”
Visiting student Chen Chen has had an equally positive experience: “I have enjoyed the teamwork in classes; especially Biology where we have performed experiments not available to students in China. The students are very friendly and open and they have really taken care of us.”