School students brightly dressed for international trip

A group from the Duchess’s Community High School, Alnwick have been kitted out in brightly coloured hoodies by sponsors metrology software products ltd ahead of their once in a lifetime trip to China.

On Wednesday 23rd March the party of 66 students and 9 staff members will embark on a ten day visit to China. They will visit sights, both ancient and modern, in and around China’s capital city, including the Summer and Winter palaces of the Emperors, the Temple of Heaven and one of the greatest wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China.

After four days in Beijing the group will then take the Bullet Train south to Shijiazhuang, where they are twinned with No. 1 School, and joint activities will take place. Mr Burrow who is leading his third school visit to China, regards this as the highlight of the visit: “Our students benefit greatly from the visit to the Chinese school as it gives an insight into how their school system works and we are made very welcome by the Chinese students,” said Mr Burrows. The party will then travel south by sleeper train to Shanghai which has come to symbolise modern China with its towering buildings and stunning architecture looming over the temples and gardens of ancient China.

The school trip has been supported by Alnwick-based, metrology software products (MSP), who specialise in the research and development of world class precision software and part manufacturing solutions. Director, Tony Brown said: “We are passionate about supporting education and personal development in the North East, and we hope that the students have a fantastic trip.”

Mr Burrow said: “We are very grateful that MSP have again been able to support our visit and the hoodies they have donated make it much easier to identify our students in busy places, of which there are many in China.” Mr Burrow expressed gratitude to Rothbury Motors for providing free transport to the airport, Alnwick Rotary Club and Alnwick Inner Wheel for sponsoring bottles of clean water for use in China, also to Newton Hall and to Vision for their generous financial support.

Students Isabelle Fountain, Gordon Rae, Gabriel Brown and Natalie Batey have created a China trip blog and they will continue to update this during their visit. To read the blog and follow what the children get up to on their adventures, click here

Pictured below students and staff from the Duchess’s High School with Lindsey Fiddes and Zoe May from MSP.