ChangXing Primary School Outing

This week has been very relaxing as I’ve been off from school for the national holiday. This holiday is Oct 1st, the day on which the People’s Republic of China was formed in 1949. Apparently, three days are specified as holidays(Oct 1-3) so, in order to give everyone a full week off, everyone works the Saturday and Sunday before the holiday. So, I’ve been off since last Sunday afternoon and enjoying some quiet time at the flat here in Shanghai, mixing in some light local sightseeing as well. And, I’m getting the chance to catch up on the blog, posting things that have been on hold for a while.

This post includes a video of a school outing we had last Wednesday. Twice a year, the school takes all the students on an outing to the “mainland” (Shanghai) to do something fun. This fall, the trip was to an amusement park in northern Shanghai called GongQing Forest Park. Getting 500 kids from the school to the mainland and back is quite a production and it was fun to be part of it. Some of the kids don’t get off the island except for these school trips so you can see why it would be so exciting to them.

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