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Chinese students visit - Opening ceremony full report

For the past few months our students at Perry Hall have being learning Mandarin with specialist teachers from Orpington Chinese Language School.  As part of our collaboration we were thrilled to host a group of 18 students aged 9 to 11 years and their teachers from Shanghai Fudun Vanke Experimental School.  The students spent last week at Perry Hall in lessons, participating in after school activities and staying with some of our Perry Hall families.

On Monday 1st July we had an opening ceremony to welcome the students and teachers to Perry Hall.  We were honoured that the Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Nicholas Bennett accepted our invitation to join us in celebrating this joint venture.

The opening ceremony included performances from our school choir, Year 4 playing the handbells and welcome speeches from our Head and Deputy Head boys and girls.  We were also grateful to the Mayor of Bromley for speaking a few words to the children.