Video: Chinese visitors team up with Doncaster students

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Students from a primary school in China paid a visit to Doncaster as part of a unique exchange project.

A group of ten children, aged between ten and 11, flew in to Britain from Jeifang Primary School in Dalian, China.

Their visit was arranged by Doncaster-based teachers through the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms project.

They stayed with the families of children at Barnburgh Primary School and the group made a special trip to Doncaster Council’s new Civic Offices.

Barnburgh pupil’s treated their Chinese visitors to a singing and dance show in the main atrium on Friday, June 14. (See the video above).

They spent time learning about local history and visited Cusworth Hall.

The pupils also took part in activities such as bowling and a barbeque.

Rosie Baldock, headteacher at Barnburgh Primary School, said: “This is the first time that we have had guests from China. We have had a brilliant week and this has been a fantastic opportunity for the children at Barnburgh to learn about the wider global community.

“We hope that this will be the first of many visits from our partner school.”

Councillor Glyn Jones, deputy mayor of Doncaster, said: “We are delighted to welcome these visiting students to the Civic Office and our borough.

“Foreign exchange visits can be most rewarding and I hope that everyone involved has enjoyed the experience.”

The visit to the Civic Offices was part of the Choirs in the Atrium project, which will see Doncaster schoolchildren giving performances in the atrium once a month.