Bohunt School in Liphook is this month welcoming 35 Chinese students, as part of Bohunt Education Trust’s (BET) largest cultural exchange programme yet.
The exchange, in association with UK China Education, will see students from Guangzhou complete 1-2 weeks of education at the school, whilst staying with the families of a number of students.
The exchange students will undertake a jam-packed itinerary to integrate them with British school life and to gain a taste of what it’s like to be a Bohunt student. The activities will range from participating in after-school class activities with the debating society, to excursions to London and the British Museum, Oxford, Windsor, Portsmouth Harbour and the famous Warner Brothers studios.
Their time at the school will then culminate in a special closing ceremony, which will be an opportunity to reflect on the experiences and relationships made during the exchange.
The exchange is part of Bohunt’s innovative and global approach to education, with 75 Chinese students in total will visiting three secondary schools across the Trust. With plans to open a school in China in the coming years, the programme reflects the BET’s truly international outlook, with ambitions to expand into dynamic, emerging countries overseas and to incorporate global influence in the curriculum and teaching across its 6 secondary schools.
Phil Avery, Director of Education, Bohunt Education Trust, said:
“We are really excited to be undertaking our largest cultural exchange as a Trust yet, by welcoming 35 students to Bohunt Liphook, along with many more students across two other BET schools.
“We have championed international partnerships and programmes, such as exchanges and homestays, for many years. They provide a brilliant opportunity for our students and staff, and the students from Guangzhou, to integrate, collaborate and share experiences of different cultures and approaches to education.”