Beijing Exchange

V Exchange to Beijing

During the half term holiday, 18 students from the V travelled to Beijing after having hosted their Chinese partners a few weeks before. Over the week we visited many sites- both ancient and modern-   and learned about how life in China has changed over the centuries. My highlights included climbing the Great Wall, exploring the 2008 Olympic Stadium and visiting Emperors' residences. We also tried bargaining in the markets, although Ms Lin and Miss Wenham always managed to haggle better prices! Through the trip our Mandarin improved hugely, particularly our knowledge of slang!

 

Marua Mukanova-Finch and Asisa Singh, V