We woke early and we’re excited to start our day. This morning we were off to visit our sister school called Xinghai Primary School. It was huge. It has over 3500 students that attend the school. When we arrived at school we met the Principal Mr Hong and his right hand man, Fred. We were showed around the school and got to see a music class where the teacher. Was teaching the students about a traditional Chinese dance from Northern China. Louise joined in dancing and had a great time. We then went to to Ms Lilly’s class who welcomed us warmly. Students from her class put on some performances for us, playing musical instruments ,singing and dancing. They were great. Students from the class then gave everyone from our group lots of presents. Louise got 5 different Chinese gifts. After we left we went and had some lunch in the school cafeteria. We had a huge lunch with 15 + different dishes. We were very full after lunch. We then left school and got on the bus to head back to our hotel. At 2pm Louise and I were picked up by Amy’s family for and afternoon in Suzhou. We then picked Amy up early from school and travelled to the old city of Suzhou. We had a boat ride along the canals ,ate dumplings and looked in shops. It was very old city, 2000 years old. We then went to dinner and had a hot pot at a very nice restraunt. Louise didn’t like it too much but I enjoyed eating some different things including Ox and intestines. After we finished we were driven back to our hotel by Amy’s family. We said goodbye and were kindly given gifts from Amy’s family. We were given some sweets and a bamboo bird. We were all exhausted so so went to bed.
Tomorrow we are off to visit a new school, Xincheng Gardens PS as our other school has their National Testing day.