Seven WHS students travelled to Taiwan via Hong Kong as part of the British Council ‘Connecting Classrooms’ Project, in a joint Cumbrian schools visit to our East Asian partner cluster in Taipei and Hualien. They were part of a party of thirty-one students and five staff from Ullswater Community College, Cockermouth School and Nelson Thomlinson School.
The aim of the project is for students to explore and share current global education themes such as climate change, innovative technology, biodiversity, health and fitness and global citizenship both within Cumbria and within the schools in Hualien.
The students had the opportunity to visit and experience Taiwanese education in Taipei and Hualien ranging from science to technology to cooking to dance and darts! It was a great experience of life and culture in a very different country, and the students appreciated the importance of learning languages. Our Taiwanese hosts spoke excellent English.
The pictures below show all the activities experienced by our students: the food they ate; the places they visited; and the families which provided homestays; as well as demonstrating just how much the students enjoyed the visit and everything they were given to opportunity to experience.
As part of the exchange project, we will be welcoming a return party from Taiwan at the beginning of July. We would like to invite WHS students and staff to take part in hosting for this visit and being a part of the activities undertaken by the visiting group. Please click here for details: Taiwan Hosting Families July 2019