Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School students, parents and staff had the opportunity to experience China’s culture and history first hand on the School’s annual China Tour.
China co-ordinator and Year 7 teacher at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School Simon Turner said the eight-day cultural tour was a unique experience that they will never forget.
“It not only has rich cultural aspects but more importantly, it makes the learning that takes place for the students come alive,” Mr Turner said.
“There are overwhelming comments that the students express to me when they climb the Great Wall in Beijing and see the Terracotta soldiers in Xian.”
The group of 19 students and 19 adults, including a family from three generations, pounced at the chance to share this unique learning opportunity with the support of the School community.
The tour complements the Year 7 History curriculum focus on ancient China, enabling students to make connections with their classroom learning.
Parent Meredith McCarthy said it was a great opportunity to experience a new country with your son or daughter.
“As a parent, getting to walk the Great Wall of China with your 13-year-old daughter is not something you get to do every day,” Mrs McCarthy said.
“It was great to watch your child’s knowledge grow and see them make connections to their classroom learning.”
“Even though we were put out of our comfort zone – like having to use squat toilets – everyone had a positive attitude… we had a good group.”
The group left on Thursday, 29 June and returned on Thursday, 6 July during the school holidays. It was the fifth consecutive year Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School offered the China Tour.
The School’s tour guide for the last three years, George Pu, was announced as a finalist for the 2017 World Guide Awards.
Special thanks to Helloworld Bunbury and China Southern Airlines for their support in the BCGS China Tour over the last few years.