Shanghai Labor Union Dongting Xishan Recreation Center
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... the koi with our left over popcorn. There was also an art class with children between 8 and 10 years old doing sketches of the garden. Some were talented artists!
Planted in the garden were mulberry trees, the food source of the silk worm, and pomegranate trees which were common because they symbolize fertility due to a pomegranate's many seeds.
Back on the bus, we headed for the government-run silk spinning mill and store. On this ...
... br> Had a fabulous day, and really enjoyed spending time with everyone. I also met Helen, who is Richard Kemp's assistant on the Project, a lovely lady.
After we got back to the hotel Richard arrived with Jintao and they took me out to dinner. It was great catching up with Richard again.
... Partnership Schools checking in.
Luke Reddington was talking to the other students from Writhlington: Louis Paddon, Issac Soccorsy; Chloe Simms; Lydia Simmons, Adam Benney and Otta Brown. He looked up and saw me and his mouth opened in surprise as Rachel hadn't told them I would be there!
I went to Shantang Street with them in the evening. It was so lovely to spend time with the students and with Rachel.
Day 8|Thursday Today we took part in the school athletics. There were not many events compared to our school sports. These were throw the ball, relay, tyre rolling and 4 legged race. They were all lots of fun. At school lots of kids wanted a photo with us or signature. Even a hug and they would run off ...
Day 7|Wednesday This morning I woke up much earlier than usual to get ready for school. For breakfast at homestay we had a porridge rice and an egg omelette with a pork filling inside. By 6:30 my brothers Aunty and cousin drove me to school. Homestay and their way of life was very interesting. Their beds are very hard as you can see in the photo. I stayed in a three story house that was quite ...