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Coltishall school focus is on China

PUBLISHED: 12:53 16 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:02 13 July 2010

COLTISHALL pupils have been expanding their horizons beyond East Anglia to the Far East this term, with a school-wide project on China.

With the Beijing Olympics now only three weeks away, the school's sports day took the form of a mini-Olympicsand this week pupils were due to perform a dramatisation of the famous Willow Pattern story for parents, with proceeds going to the China earthquake appeal.

COLTISHALL pupils have been expanding their horizons beyond East Anglia to the Far East this term, with a school-wide project on China.

With the Beijing Olympics now only three weeks away, the school's sports day took the form of a mini-Olympicsand this week pupils were due to perform a dramatisation of the famous Willow Pattern story for parents, with proceeds going to the China earthquake appeal.

The 10-week project has also seen children make Chinese kites, , solve tangrams, play Chinese football, take part in Chinese morning exercise drill, and learn a little Mandarin.

And they have visited local oriental restaurants and the Sainsbury Centre as part of their studies.

The 140-pupil primary has a sister school in Shanghai attended by over 1,000 boys and girls.

Norfolk school development officer Alison Cunningham, who has played a key role in the link project, said 80 teachers and 38 pupils from the county had visited China since 2004.

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