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Dereham pupils' China trip

PUBLISHED: 13:47 22 October 2008 | UPDATED: 14:47 07 July 2010

A group of Dereham pupils and teachers are half way through a trip to China to build up links for future generations - and are helping with a worldwide BBC multimedia project.

A group of Dereham pupils and teachers are half way through a trip to China to build up links for future generations - and are helping with a worldwide BBC multimedia project.

Ten pupils and four staff from Dereham Neatherd High School are spending two weeks in Shanghai and will develop a partnership with a school in the Xuhui district and focus on art and culture in the city.

So far, they have enjoyed a variety of experiences, including exploring museums and art galleries in the city, seeing the world's tallest building, and visiting Hangzhuo City and Hangzhou gardens.

They have also been amazed by the food offered by their hosts.

The group is updating people back home with how they are getting on through a blog on the school website.

They are also taking part in a BBC project called The Box which is following a 40ft container around the globe.

Pupils will meet the box at Shanghai docks and report on it using video, audio and text reports.

Trip co-ordinator Louise Carey, who teaches at Neatherd High, said: “I am so excited that Neatherd pupils are having this opportunity to be involved in real- life reporting on a national level.

“They will see first hand a part of the global market at work and have a chance to exhibit their photography work as well as a written report on the BBC website.

“So many strands of their education at school will be linked together in one project.”

The school has received funding from the British Council but the pupils still had to pay towards

the trip and have staged a range of fundraising events.

To read about the China trip, log on to shanghai.neatherd.org.

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