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Confucius Institute

Partner School 66

2 November 2015

In 2011, St Peter’s High School established a partnership with Beijing School 66, a very successful 11-18 school in China’s capital city.

St Peter’s RC High School, Manchester is part of a wider group of Manchester schools working with schools in Beijing. In 2011 the school established a partnership with Beijing School 66, a very successful 11-18 school in China’s capital city. Partnerships as such are great opportunities to learn from each other, especially on visits to the partner school and by keeping in touch by email. On visits to Beijing, staff and pupils of St. Peter’s RC High School saw well disciplined, polite, hardworking pupils speaking good English and achieving very high standards.

In September this year, it was down to the British school to show our way of learning when 2 teachers and 10 pupils arrived from Beijing School 66. During their time within St Peter’s, they followed the timetable of a number of Year 8, 9 and 10 students for 5 days and used the weekend to explore nearby cities Liverpool and York. Our visitors also had the chance to try their hands at various sports including BMX riding and climbing at the National Centres based in Manchester and they used their time in Britain to see its capital city, Oxford and Cambridge. One of the teachers taught the pupils from St. Peter’s how to play a Chinese Diabolo (Kongzhú) and left 10 Diabolos to be used in PE lessons. Our guests from Beijing School 66 have been impressed with the encouraging teaching and learning style here at St Peter’s which makes all efforts to take students’ interests and benefits into consideration. Huge praise was received for our Chinese speaking students for their pleasant nature, maturity and helpfulness when looking after the visitors. We look forward to next year when teachers and students from St. Peter's will visit Beijing School 66 once again.

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