On Sunday 9th February, Chengdu School visited us from Chengdu, China. The night before the visit, the boys slept in our classroom and the girls stayed at River Valley. On the way to school in the morning, they went to visit John Gilbert’s wool shed and Tom Harrison shore a sheep for them. Everyone was amazed. – they hadn’t been that close to sheep before (they are from a city with 16 million people) .
After the sheep got shorn they walked up to school and we welcomed them with a powhiri. They joined in when we sang Te Aroha. Then we continued our bracket. After we had finished we taught them Ngatai (a colour song). Then they showed us two beautiful dances. Before they left they gave us a few special gift from Chengdu and we thanked them in Mandarin.