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Zhejiang Province Hangzhou Changhe Middle School

On Monday, 7 August 2017, WGS proudly hosted the above school.  The main objective of the visit was to provide both the visiting and hosting students the opportunity to share and experience WGS education as well as to interact with the students of the visiting school. Students and educators of the visiting school were also given insights into the daily learning routines in Woodgrove Secondary School.

Mr Chee presenting a gift from WGS to our visitor 

The visiting school which comprised of three educators and thirty-nine  students arrived at WGS at 7 am. They then observed our morning routine of singing the national anthem and saying the pledge. The visitors were then warmly welcomed and introduced to the school by our Principal, Mr Chee. Thereafter, exchange of gifts from the school took place followed by a group photo taking session.

Mr Chee accepting the gift from our visitor

Students from the visiting school were immediately immersed in a typical school day experience at Woodgrove.  Hosted by 1E1 class, they joined in the first lesson of the day which was a Physical Education (PE) lesson.  The visitors had a good time playing team building games which had been planned by their host, the 1E1 students under the guidance of Ms Santarina Luo.  

Ms Santarina giving instructions

A game of basketball between host and guest

They were also given the opportunity to sit in and experience a lesson on History by Mr Aljunied and Mdm Radiah, followed by an English lesson conducted bvy Ms Faustina. Although the visitors did have difficulty due to language issues, their new buddies rose to the occasion and rendered all the assistance they could to make the visitors’ learning meaningful.

Woodgrovers assisting the students from Zhejiang Province School
 to understand the sources 

One for the album

As a result, the students were fully engaged and had meaningful interactions with the teacher as well as their hosting counterparts.  Going for recess together at the canteen was something students from both sides enjoyed as it gave them them the opportunity to interact in a less formal environment. More importantly, our visitors were also exposed to the food of different race and culture that our school canteen has.  

Mr Maniam demonstrating how to 
make a candy dish from luminous acrylic

Making their own candy dish to bring home 

At the end of the visit, all participants gave positive feedback about their entire experience at WGS.