As you may be aware, in the autumn term a delegation of Willows Academy Trust headteachers visited Hefei in China to form partnerships with Nanmen Primary School, Wanghu Primary School and Tunxlu Primary School.
The picture below shows us outside Nanmen Primary, with which we have been partnered.
It was a fantastic opportunity for us to see just a small part of this fascinating country. We spent our time visiting five different schools from primary ages upto the age of 18. We were made most welcome by our Chinese hosts who wanted to learn as much about our school as we did about theirs.
Our sister school - Nanmen Primary School is led by Mr Fei. Nanmen Primary is situated in the city of Hefei which has a similar population to London. Nanmen has 2000 children on roll! The children shared lots of their lessons and learning with us - even the infant children were desperate to tell us their names and ages in English!
We are exploring the possibility of a Chinese exchange visit and will be holding a meeting on Monday 8th April at 4pm. This meeting will be about giving some information and answering any questions. We realise this is a new venture and would like to ascertain if there is interest in us moving ahead with this exciting opportunity.
In the meantime, please browse the photos below from our trip.