Mr Heery, with Alderman White School's Headteacher Mrs Caley, are travelling to China to visit our new Chinese sister schools, and to set up a brand new relationship which over time will have the possibility of becoming a part of our life here.
Bramcote College will be linking with the Ningbo Jiangshan Middle School, and Alderman White will link with The Yuyao Experimental School in Ningbo. As part of this, we hope that our students will set up penpal friendships and communicate via social media and video links, in preparation for a visit at the end of this school year from a group of Chinese students. During this visit, we will have the chance to welcome them into our school community, to show them the great schools we are, and to deepen and extend our friendship links.
Even more exciting is the fact that we hope to follow this up by taking groups of our own students on a return visit to China during the next school year. We have already established our 6th Form visit, and we expect this to continue every year. This will mean that we can give students from Alderman White, Bramcote College and Bramcote College Sixth Form the opportunity to benefit from this amazing experience. We are supporting this through many activities in school, including the teaching of Mandarin, either in lessons, or through lunchtime and after-school clubs.
Daily updates from Mr Heery and Mrs Caley are below, check back every day for more information.