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Glashan PS pioneers Grade 8 international trip to China

 

 

"The trip was incredible; it was amazing to experience such a different culture. I don’t mean just ‘viewing’ the culture, but rather ‘experiencing’ what daily life is like."

- Joya, Grade 8 student, Glashan PS

Students and staff from Quzhou Experimental School, Zhejiang, China and Glashan PS
pose to celebrate the signing of a Friendship Agreement

 

  City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson addressed a special assembly that was held prior to the departure of the students and accompanying staff from Glashan PS

What are the odds of a group of twelve Grade 8 Glashan PS students and their chaperones “bumping” into a Glashan alumnus while visiting the Forbidden City?
That is exactly what happened, and the chance encounter was symbolic of the unique trip that was in store for 10 remarkable days in China during March Break. During the trip the students visited several schools and also participated in many activities, including calligraphy, paper cutting, playing traditional musical instruments and making dumplings.

The students stayed in the homes of host families which provided a rich glimpse into life in China. The Glashan students were impressed by the warm hospitality and friendliness of the Chinese people. The trip organizer, Principal Jim Tayler, commented: “The students were like a delegation representing Canada and rose to the occasion by dealing successfully with situations very different than what they were used to at home.”

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