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Jan 10, 2018, 2:50 PM
Thursday’s school day began with our usual Mandarin lesson. All week, Miss Cox has been selecting the ‘Star of the Day’ for the effort shown by students in Mandarin lessons. Yesterday’s winner was Emmie and today’s winner was Sophie as both showed positive efforts throughout each lesson and took part in class discussion. Tomorrow, we will decide who has been the ‘Star of the Week’ and all will receive a small prize for their efforts. After Mandarin, we had our usual break with cakes and ice- creams before we began our second lesson.
Jan 10, 2018, 2:50 PM
Today’s Chinese lesson was particularly special as Miss Angela prepared our names in Mandarin especially for our 8.30 arrival. Then, she explained the meaning of each individual name. Some were truly fitting for our characters with Lily’s meaning, ‘happy flower’ and Josh’s meaning, ‘confident and enables others to feel comfortable’. As well as this, we learnt how to explain our likes and dislikes. Miss Angela gave us time to explain these and thought many were ‘pretty cool’.
Jan 10, 2018, 2:50 PM
This morning, we left the Ibis hotel in Shenyang and got on our bus to The North East Yucai School for the very last time. We were greeted by a number of Chinese students who had been translating and helping us throughout the week. In Class 3, Rose (our Home-Room teacher) led our party and David (our favourite Chinese student) led Class 2.
Jan 10, 2018, 2:50 PM
Having arrived back in Beijing on Saturday night, we enjoyed our ‘...last supper’ together and were taken back to our comfortable Jinfeng hotel by our Beijing Tour Guide from the first week. We had as little as 4 hours sleep as we had to be up at 3am. When we met in the hotel Lobby, we received a packed breakfast and took the coach (in the much less humid black of night) to Beijing airport. We made our way through initial security checks (even at the entrance to the airport) and were taken to the Check In desks by our Chinese host from North East Yucai School, Daybreak.