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Virtual China Camp

True Education Partnerships have carefully designed a programme that enables students to become immersed in China’s culture and Spring Festival celebrations, right from the comfort of their own home.

3, 5 & 7 day itineraries

15th – 21st February 2021

Key stage 2-4

Taking Immersive Experiences Online

Pioneering a bold and visionary approach to immersive learning, True Education Partnerships (TEP) has been delivering transformational education experiences since 2011.

We understand that the current obstacles for foreign travel have provided students with limited access to unique learning opportunities. As the future of education shifts to online learning, we have developed an online immersive experience for students.

During one of the biggest festivals of the year, students have the opportunity to see first hand how their peers in China will be celebrating their traditions. The Virtual China Camp programme offers a digital exploration of China using live, interactive and pre-recorded footage, tailored to enrich and stimulate student learning.

China’s ancient and modern history provides endless discoveries for camp participants. Depending on the preferred focus, students can choose between the rich heritage of Beijing or Chengdu, home to the famous giant pandas. Each itinerary has been carefully designed to create a pioneering multiplatform approach of online and offline learning and engagement.

Thomas Camilleri, CEO.

Letter from the CEO

The pandemic has rocked the world and has meant that the freedoms I had as a student to travel and immerse in China’s fabulous culture has been taken away. It was those experiences that changed my life and my future forever, for me not being able to share this opportunity of a transformation was not acceptable, so we as a team have worked for 8 months building what is possibly the greatest virtual China camp available in the UK.

I am over the moon to be able to bring the amazing life changes experiences of our immersive exchanges into an online environment. Your children will still be able to immerse, learn, interact and grow as people all from the comfort of your classroom or home.

I am excited to share this revolutionary new way of learning with you all and commend your schools’ participation in making this dream a reality.

Virtual China Camp

1. Select Location

China is a diverse and fascinating country with a rich history of over 3,000 years. Participants are able to select their preferred location to begin their online learning journey.

3. Meet the Host

Once participants are set up, they will be able to begin the camp following a welcome from their host. Each day the host will take the students around some of the city's biggest heritage attractions.

2. Get Set up on Zoom

All live and interactive sessions will be held via Zoom, whilst the pre-recorded footage will be made available in line with the proposed itinerary.

4. Begin Your Learning Journey!

This unique learning opportunity enables participants to explore China's ancient and modern history, participate in Spring Festival celebrations and directly connect with Chinese students by experiencing a typical day in the life at their school.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is currently tailored for UK students in KS2-4.

Benefits of the Virtual China Camp programme:

  • Gain exclusive access to China’s most famous landmarks
  • Experience first-hand what it’s like to be a student in China
  • A pioneering multiplatform approach of online and offline learning and engagement
  • Join in live with the Chinese New Year celebrations
  • Learn new skills in a variety of practical lessons
  • Become immersed in China’s unique culture
  • Practice Mandarin with native speakers
  • Increases global awareness
  • Participants can select their preferred location to study
  • Run in-line with school Chinese New Year celebrations
  • You will have a dedicated host and guide with you throughout
  • Not limited by distance or time

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Choose Your Location

Beijing

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Chengdu

Chengdu Itinerary

Students will gain a deeper understanding of Chengdu’s long history, unique natural landscapes and modest city life. The capital of Sichuan Province has held onto its ancient roots despite becoming increasingly modern.

There’s no better place in the world to see giant pandas than at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Participants will gain exclusive access to the research base, learning about the species and the centre’s preservation efforts. Ending the week with live interaction will enable students to tune into the Chinese New Year celebrations in Chengdu.

Day 1: The First Impression of Chengdu

AM – 2 Hours: Chengdu holds some of the country’s most magnificent landscapes and wildlife. Let’s take a look at life in ancient and modern-day life in Chengdu from the heart of the city.

PM – 2 Hours: Situated at the city centre of Chengdu, the Hejiang Pavilion is the perfect place to appreciate the enchanting view of the Jinjiang River. Students can expect to explore Chengdu’s famous park, modern developments and relaxed city life.

Day 2: Ancient Shu Civilization and Sanxingdui Culture

AM – 2 Hours: What was the ancient Shu Kingdom really like? Let’s learn about the history of the Ancient Shu Civilization and the King of Shu as we discuss the mysteries at Sanxingdui Museum.

PM – 2 Hours: As we learn more about the culture, students will create their very own 3D striking bronze masks, similar to the artifacts found in the discovery of the Shu civilization

Day 3: Take you to the campus

AM – 2 Hours: Local students from Chengdu will give a virtual tour of their school, sharing the atmosphere and campus culture. The Chinese students will also introduce the school’s important philosophy and classroom values.

PM – 2 Hours: Learning calligraphy is a typical activity for students in China. It is a tradition that is rooted in China through centuries of practice. Join us for a special live calligraphy lesson on campus as we learn about its history and practice writing.

Day 4: The Spring Festival

AM – 2 Hours: Chat and interact with classmates in Chengdu ahead of the closing ceremony. Chinese students will share what it’s like to celebrate Chinese New Year and typical family traditions.

PM – 2 Hours: Chinese New Year is one of the biggest festivals in the world. Students will be able to tune in to the celebrations and join in the traditions of making of lanterns, grilles and red envelopes.

Day 5: Chengdu Food Culture

AM – 2 Hours: Sichuan is known for its spicy dishes – dating back to the end of the Qing Dynasty. Participants will learn how peppers were introduced to Sichuan to give it the spicy culture it has today.

PM – 2 Hours: There’s no better way to discover Sichuan’s best cuisine than to take a trip to a traditional Chinese festival where the food is served daily.

Day 6: Three Kingdoms Culture

AM – 2 Hours: As we focus on the Three Kingdoms culture, participants will learn about the formation, representative figures and historical background of the city’s most influential period.

PM – 2 Hours: A visit to Wuhou Temple will allow students to become immersed into the rich ancient history. Covering over 37,000 square meters of paths and woods, the temple complex is one of the most famous in the country.

Day 7: Kung Fu Panda is Here

AM – 2 Hours: Chengdu is most famous for its conservation of the giant pandas. The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding imitates the natural habit, saving them from going extinct. There’s no better place in the world to see China’s national treasure.

PM – 2 Hours: Chinese Kung Fu has developed over a long historical period in China and is now regarded as a traditional sport. We learn from the experts as we join a Kungfu and BaDuanJin class live in Chengdu.

Choose Your Itinerary…

3-day Itinerary

Students can get a taste of Chengdu by joining the first 3-days for £149 (+VAT).

Includes:
  • The First Impression of Chengdu
  • Ancient Shu Civilization and Sanxingdui Culture
  • Campus Visit

5-day Itinerary

Students can enhance their experience by joining the first 5-days for £229 (+VAT).

Includes:
  • The First Impression of Chengdu
  • Ancient Shu Civilization and Sanxingdui Culture
  • Campus Visit
  • Spring Festival
  • Chengdu Food Culture

All participants can access a free Online Mandarin Survival lesson.

7-day Itinerary

Students can get the full immersive 7-day experience for £299 (+VAT).

Includes:
  • The First Impression of Chengdu
  • Ancient Shu Civilization and Sanxingdui Culture
  • Campus Visit
  • Spring Festival
  • Chengdu Food Culture
  • Three Kingdoms Culture
  • Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

All participants can access a free Online Mandarin Survival lesson and £150 off travel programmes in the next 12 months.

Registered Schools

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Testimonials

“This is one of the most exciting things I have been involved in since entering the teaching profession."

Mrs Cath Green, Principal of Ellesmere Port C of E Collegeon Sister School Partnerships Programme

Our partnership with True Education has allowed us to run our own Mandarin Language for our Year 5 students. I have seen our children's enthusiasm and confidence flourish as they learn a new, unfamiliar language.

Sophie Gunner, Principal of Cheam Common Junior Academyon Sister School Partnerships Programme

Our Sister School Programme has given me the chance to practice my Mandarin with children from China. I love our weekly lessons with our friends from Brookfield Primary; we are all working hard to get even better at speaking Mandarin. Having a Sister School in China has also inspired us to enjoy a year of special activities at school. I love learning all about China.

Jayden, Y5 Pupilon Sister School Partnerships Programme

Online Camp FAQS

For any further questions please contact TEP.

Why choose True Education Partnerships?

True Education Partnerships are the most trusted provider of immersive education programmes.

True Education Partnerships has been building strong, lasting partnerships between the UK and China since 2011. We provide a range of Government-backed, tailored discovery and engagement programmes, including headteacher delegations and student exchanges, that help to encourage learning and unleash new opportunities.

How do I join the programme?

You can join the programme, here.

What's included in the price?

Online Camp itinerary and resource pack.

When will the programme take place?

The programme will run in February over Chinese New Year.

Are there limited spaces?

Yes, spaces are limited so we recommend securing your slot as soon as possible.

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