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Chinese children enjoy cultural exchange at Newton Aycliffe nursery
EAST met West at a County Durham nursery school when youngsters entertained two Chinese girls and their families.
Seven-year-old Qifei Liu and six-year-old Yi Zhang from Shanghai have been special guests at the House of Eden Nursery in Newton Aycliffe for the last two weeks.
The Chinese children and their families came over as part of a cultural exchange and have enjoyed an action-packed fortnight of fun activities and trips to attractions, including Alnwick Castle in Northumberland and The Forbidden Corner in North Yorkshire.
Youngsters also learnt about Chinese and English culture and taught each other to count to ten in their native languages.
The visit was rounded off with a farewell tea party and sports day at the nursery this afternoon (Friday, August 9).
House of Eden manager Jan Hooper said it had been wonderful experience.
“It all came about as my son is teaching English in Shanghai at the moment and he arranged to bring some families over for a visit,” she explained.
“It has gone so well that we hope it will become an annual event. I think we have all learned a lot from each other and made fabulous new friends.”
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