Senior Leaders Initiate Sister School Partnerships In Qingdao

Delemere Academy, Hawkley Hall High and Ellesmere Port C of E College have recently returned from a leadership delegation to Qingdao in China to initiate Sister School Partnerships. The delegates met their sister schools to observe teaching methods and sign an MOU with their counterparts. This visit marked the beginning of their partnership which will consist of bilateral student exchanges and joint projects in 2020 and beyond.

Teachers Sign Sister School Agreement

Dellemere Academy, Hawkley Hall High and Ellesmere Port have developed partnerships with schools on a recent leadership delegation to the seaside city of Qingdao. Firstly, the group arrived in Beijing to explore The Great Wall of China to enjoy some sightseeing as part of their itinerary. During the trip, the visitors exchanged teaching practices and experienced the Chinese culture first hand. Mrs Donnelly, a teacher from Ellesmere Port, particularly enjoyed teaching an English lesson to grade seven students at the sister school. The group shared some traditional British sweets with the Chinese students and participated in a cultural exchange. In addition, the delegates were able to take part in a music lesson before visiting Mount Laoshan. Afterwards, the group visited the exhibition centre of Mapping and Geography, along with sampling a tasty range of traditional Chinese food.

China Sister Schools
  • Qingdao Licang Experimental Middle School
  • Qingdao Middle School No. 31
  • Qingdao Xushuli Primary school

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

Mrs Cath GreenPrincipal at Ellesmere Port C of E College