The live videoconference event finished at 12.30 pm yesterday and was a huge success. Pupils in our participating schools had the opportunity, through technology, to develop their speaking, listening and presenting skills as well as beginning to acquire the attributes fitting for a global citizen in the 21st century.
We were delighted that our Redbridge Mayor, Cllr Thomas Chan, who is the first Chinese Mayor in Britain, attended the event and talked to schools and other participants across Britain and the world . He wholeheartedly endorsed our messages.
The event was the culmination of many activities that have taken place in our schools since October 2008 when teachers spent one week in their partnership schools in Beijing.
Congratulations to all the teachers and students who have worked so hard to keep the partnership alive.