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International Links

We are very proud of our international links which help children to learn about other cultures and make new friends. Since 2015, we have had a partnership with No 1 Experimental School in Qingdao, China and we regularly invite children from the school to visit us. Some of our children have also travelled to China which was a great adventure. Wherever possible we try to incorporate links into our curriculum.

Miss Harvey's visit to China - October 2019

Miss Harvey (Deputy Headteacher) visited China with local colleagues.  She visited Beijing and Qinhuangdao to see a range of schools and teaching approaches.

Chinese Dance Lessons

Visit by Chinese Students 2019

In July 2019 a group of children from our link school came to visit us for the week.  During the week the children took part in lessons, learnt how to cook cakes and took part in a visit to Blackpool Tower.  They also visited a host family for a meal and this was the highlight of the visit, for our children and the Chinese children.


'We loved having Jack and Leo over for the evening. We went to Bamber Bridge park with Sam and Katy.

On the way home we called into Morrisons and we picked up some bits for tea. The weather was so good we had a barbecue.

Arlo and the boys loved playing on the trampoline and after tea they had strawberries and ice-cream and played draughts. 

The boys' English was very good and they  were a credit to their parents and school with their lovely manners.

Arlo enjoyed showing them his China photos and practicing his Mandarin!! 

Thanks for another wonderful cultural exchange opportunity.'

(Mrs Carroll)

Cultural Visit to Beijing and Qingdao in October 2018

China Blog

Please click to read about our visit to China.



Our Travel Itinerary






Leave for  Beijing. See flight details and times.




Arrive Beijing T2 at 5:25am, Eat breakfast and coach to Badaling Great Wall.

Lunch at The Great Wall

Travel back to the hotel

Dinner near hotel


Lama Temple


Visit to Wangujing Street

Dinner in shopping mall


Visit to Forbidden City

Lunch near Pearl Market

Visit to Pearl Market


Kung Fu Show


Visit to Pearl Market


Train to Qingdao

Dinner and settle in hotel


Visit to Pichai Yuan shopping hutongs


Visit to Music Centre



School based activities


School based activities

Meal with host families


School based activities

Visit to stone carving museum

Dinner and activities organised by the school



Train to Beijing

Acrobat Show

Peking Duck Meal

Travel to Airport


Arrive back in Manchester

Children to be collected by parents



The Great Wall of China

Yonghe Temple

Wangfujing Street

The Forbidden City

Chinese Food

The Kung Fu Show

Sightseeing in Qingdao

School Experience in Qingdao

The Acrobat Show

Visit by School Staff to Qingdao, China May 2018

In May 2018 three of our staff were lucky enough to vist our partner school in Qingdao.  As part of the visit our staff developed training to other teachers in Qingdao, they taught lessons and they had the opportunity to observe lessons.   This was a fantastic professional development opportunity and we came back to England with new ideas which we can use in our teaching.

Visit by Chinese Students  2018

Visit by Chinese Students 2017

Chinese Partnership

In 2015 Mrs McNally visited China as part of the Confucius Programme organised by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN).  The aim of the visit was to develop cultural links between schools. During the visit Mrs McNally had the opportunity to visit a number of schools in Beijing and Qingdao and a partnership agreement was signed with our link school.  Our parternship school is No 1 Experimental School, Licang District, Qingdao. 

Chinese Language Lessons

Some of our children participated in a Chinese language club after school. If you would like to learn some new words and phrases in Chinese please follow the links below.

Chinese for Kids | Song to Learn 'Greetings' in 3 Minutes!

Chinese for kids made super easy! Enjoy this Mandarin learning song by Chinese Buddy!

Learn numbers 1-10 (1 to 10)中文数字 in Mandarin Chinese ❤ Learn Chinese With Emma

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How to say Colors in Chinese 数字 | Simple Chinese for all Ages 简单中文学习

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Learn Mandarin Chinese Pinyin Alphabet Pronunciation: Initials b.p.m.f ❤ LearnChineseWithEmma

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