THE Mayor of Solihull has welcomed eight visiting dignitaries from Chinese schools.
Organised by the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms project, working in over 50 countries across the globe, the visitors came to learn about teaching practice in Solihull’s primary and secondary schools.
The eight dignitaries, who represent schools and the Local Authority from Chaoyang, the largest district of Beijing, also got to experience British culture and strengthen links between themselves and the Solihull schools.
Conversely, the visit offered local pupils involved, the chance to meet people from another culture and to share their experiences of school life.
Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Hawkins, said: “Its great to be able to show off Solihull’s fantastic educational establishments and share with our visitors from China the academic expertise that is evidently abundant in our borough.”