Taste of Chinese life for Oberthur Primary youngsters


China bound: Brooke McKenzie, Victor Gan and Phoenix Waugh (front) with year 5 and 6 students. Picture: Robin Kornet        www.communitypix.com.au   d459232
China bound: Brooke McKenzie, Victor Gan and Phoenix Waugh (front) with year 5 and 6 students. Picture: Robin Kornet        www.communitypix.com.au d459232

OBERTHUR Primary School will continue what has become a biennial tradition when it sends 22 students to China for a 15-day study tour later this month.

The year 5 and 6 students will first travel to Hangzhou, where they will spend five days living with the families of sister school Xinghi Primary.

They will then visit Shanghai, Xian and Beijing, taking in famous sights and attractions such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Terracotta Warriors.

It is the seventh time since 2004 that Oberthur Primary School has embarked on a study tour to China.

The students will be accompanied by five staff members, including associate principal Lynn McKay.

“Our students and teachers are going to be exposed to a wonderful learning opportunity throughout the 15 days,” she said.

“Not only will we gain knowledge of famous tourist attractions but the students will gain a cultural experience in Chinese family life when they are staying with their home-stay families.

“The home-stays provide an opportunity for the students to grow personally because they have to be independent and learn to make decisions on their own.”