Students experience rich culture in China

Over half term, eight Block 5s and 6.1s accompanied by Frances Vigars and Al McConville ventured to China to see the sights and experience the tremendously vast cultural differences. We spent three days in Beijing visiting extraordinary places including the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City, and then set off on the overnight train to Xi’an to see the Terracotta Warriors and various temples and palaces. We boarded our second overnight train to Shanghai where students from Chuansha High School greeted us ecstatically. The next couple of days were spent visiting Shanghai’s Yuyuan Gardens and an evening boat trip to see the stunning skyscrapers. We also took part in school lessons which were slightly hard at times as they were in Chinese. It was very interesting and touching seeing how intrigued and eager the students were to learn about our culture. The visit was filled with amazing experiences and is definitely something I will never forget!

By Theodore Sandberg (Block 5)

China visit


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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