Bull Creek: Oberthur Primary School students set for new experiences ahead of China study tour

Oberthur Primary School students Mia Koay, Hari Menon, Alex Sedov and Arianna Collier practice their Mandarin ahead of a study tour to China. Picture: Jon Hewson.
Oberthur Primary School students Mia Koay, Hari Menon, Alex Sedov and Arianna Collier practice their Mandarin ahead of a study tour to China. Picture: Jon Hewson.

STUDENTS from Oberthur Primary School in Bull Creek will have new experiences when they travel to China as part of a study tour.

A total of 34 Year 5 and 6 students, the school’s principal and staff members will embark on September 20 for the 16-day study tour when they will visit Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Xian and Beijing.

Associate Principal Lynn McKay said during their visit to Shenzhen they would visit an art school, after the same school visited Oberthur Primary School last year.

“Whilst in Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province (Western Australia’s sister state), our students will spend five nights in home stay accommodation and attend Xingzhi Primary School, our sister school,” she said.

“Our students will visit the Terracotta Warriors during our visit to Xian.

“During our five days in Beijing, we will visit the Great Wall, Summer Palace, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.

“We have been invited to visit a primary school in Beijing and our students will spend a day in the classroom working with students from Fang Cao Di Primary School.”

The students will spend a number of sessions under the tutelage of the school’s Mandarian teacher Jeiqi Zhang with the purpose of the sessions to further familiarise the students with the culture, traditions and history of China.