Primary school welcomes Chinese visitors

The Chinese students with Oakhill pupils on the steps of Waltham Forest Town Hall.

The Chinese students with Oakhill pupils on the steps of Waltham Forest Town Hall.

First published in Waltham Forest East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

MORE than 30 Chinese children got a taste of life in Waltham Forest when they visited a school as part of a cultural exchange programme.

The delegation of 12-year-olds - and their teachers - came as the guests of Oakhill Primary School in Alders Avenue, on the Highams Park and Woodford Green border.

The youngsters, from Jinan in Shandong province, were given a presentation on British culture by Oakhill pupils, had a sleepover at the school, went on a tour of Waltham Forest Town Hall and were shown round sights including the London Eye and the Tower of London.

The trip was organised through the British Council.

Deputy headteacher Angie Bull said: "It's been fantastic. The children are growing up in a world where they are global citizens and it's important for them to learn about life beyond Chingford."

The school is now hoping to get grant funding from the British Council to enable pupils and staff to visit their new Chinese friends next year.

Cllr Darshan Sunger, a governor at the school who helped organise the town hall visit, added: "It's been a brilliant experience for both sets of children and I think our Chinese guests really enjoyed it".

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11:04pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Techno3 says...

'The school is now hoping to get grant funding from the British Council to enable pupils and staff to visit their new Chinese friends next year.'

Sadly, there is no money. The last government wasted it.

There are though, aciuple of ways these children will get to go at public expense. The first is if cuts are made elsewhere in government spending, (which would be no bad thing if the cuts were to the councilors allowances). Alternatively more money can be borrowed, which these kids will still be paying taxes to deal with the interest on it when they are grandparents.
'The school is now hoping to get grant funding from the British Council to enable pupils and staff to visit their new Chinese friends next year.' Sadly, there is no money. The last government wasted it. There are though, aciuple of ways these children will get to go at public expense. The first is if cuts are made elsewhere in government spending, (which would be no bad thing if the cuts were to the councilors allowances). Alternatively more money can be borrowed, which these kids will still be paying taxes to deal with the interest on it when they are grandparents. Techno3
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12:18pm Thu 8 Nov 12

E17_er says...

From the linked article

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"Techno3:
The allusion to the use of children to further 'political' protests may have been that nerve. It is one of the more distasteful aspects of the local political scene that varous groups like to use children (I consider it a form of abuse), to hide behind when they want publicity but don't want people to ask many critical questions about what they are up to or what they really stand for. "

Apparently using children for your political arguments is not so distasteful when it fits with your agenda.
From the linked article http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/your_lo cal_areas/9959162.WA LTHAMSTOW__Date_set_ for_EMD_public_inqui ry/ "Techno3: The allusion to the use of children to further 'political' protests may have been that nerve. It is one of the more distasteful aspects of the local political scene that varous groups like to use children (I consider it a form of abuse), to hide behind when they want publicity but don't want people to ask many critical questions about what they are up to or what they really stand for. " Apparently using children for your political arguments is not so distasteful when it fits with your agenda. E17_er
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11:36pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Techno3 says...

I am not in the photo.

If you look, though, you will see some polticians, all posing away with the children.

They include people who have spent years wasting public money to the point that the country is broke.
I am not in the photo. If you look, though, you will see some polticians, all posing away with the children. They include people who have spent years wasting public money to the point that the country is broke. Techno3
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7:20am Fri 9 Nov 12

E17_er says...

Group of foreign exchange students come over to visit.

Local dignitaries say hello to set of visitor.

Time and a place to discuss undoubted corruption of said politicians probably not this article especially given that no politicians are quoted or referenced.
Group of foreign exchange students come over to visit. Local dignitaries say hello to set of visitor. Time and a place to discuss undoubted corruption of said politicians probably not this article especially given that no politicians are quoted or referenced. E17_er
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7:34am Sat 10 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

E17_er wrote:
From the linked article

http://www.guardian-


series.co.uk/your_lo


cal_areas/9959162.WA


LTHAMSTOW__Date_set_


for_EMD_public_inqui


ry/

"Techno3:
The allusion to the use of children to further 'political' protests may have been that nerve. It is one of the more distasteful aspects of the local political scene that varous groups like to use children (I consider it a form of abuse), to hide behind when they want publicity but don't want people to ask many critical questions about what they are up to or what they really stand for. "

Apparently using children for your political arguments is not so distasteful when it fits with your agenda.
When they paraded children outside the Granada dressed as super heroes I found it distasteful to use children as pawns

I think the Darleks were adults or cardboard though
[quote][p][bold]E17_er[/bold] wrote: From the linked article http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/your_lo cal_areas/9959162.WA LTHAMSTOW__Date_set_ for_EMD_public_inqui ry/ "Techno3: The allusion to the use of children to further 'political' protests may have been that nerve. It is one of the more distasteful aspects of the local political scene that varous groups like to use children (I consider it a form of abuse), to hide behind when they want publicity but don't want people to ask many critical questions about what they are up to or what they really stand for. " Apparently using children for your political arguments is not so distasteful when it fits with your agenda.[/p][/quote]When they paraded children outside the Granada dressed as super heroes I found it distasteful to use children as pawns I think the Darleks were adults or cardboard though Cornbeefur
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4:51pm Sat 10 Nov 12

E17_er says...

Much in the same vein as your nasty comments on the school disco. Quite why you are so obsessed with a family fun day from years ago is frankly disturbing.
Much in the same vein as your nasty comments on the school disco. Quite why you are so obsessed with a family fun day from years ago is frankly disturbing. E17_er
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8:32pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

E17_er wrote:
Much in the same vein as your nasty comments on the school disco. Quite why you are so obsessed with a family fun day from years ago is frankly disturbing.
Not as disturbing as a stalker, chasing me around a website like you Sir.
[quote][p][bold]E17_er[/bold] wrote: Much in the same vein as your nasty comments on the school disco. Quite why you are so obsessed with a family fun day from years ago is frankly disturbing.[/p][/quote]Not as disturbing as a stalker, chasing me around a website like you Sir. Cornbeefur
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8:37pm Sun 11 Nov 12

E17_er says...

You have just commented on three of my comments in the space of 5 minutes. You are quite barking
You have just commented on three of my comments in the space of 5 minutes. You are quite barking E17_er
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