A group of students from Ernest Bevin College- just down the road from The Magdalen Estate– recently had the opportunity to travel across the world, and meet and greet pupils at their sister school in Tianjin, northern China. The trip, partly funded by the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms initiative, was proposed to help young people living in Wandsworth to build bridges between cultures by gaining a better understanding of the lives of their peers around the world, as well as have the chance to see their sister school, School 100, in action, and hopefully realising that the ways in which they go about their school day are not so different to those that are well-recognised in the UK. The visit also provided the opportunity for both parties to show off their skill sets, with the Chinese students impressing in English class with their knowledge of the language, and the Ernest Bevin boys taking charge of explaining how to play cricket. One teacher who was on the trip said that it was a happy and memorable experience, one which is hoped to help the student build lasting links and friendships.
If you, or perhaps one of your friends or family, attend a school that is local to The Magdalen Estate, and would like to let us know about something special that has been happening on site (or indeed anywhere across the world!), please do get in touch. We always love to hear your stories, so look forward to hearing from you!