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Kirkley students set for Shanghai

PUBLISHED: 11:02 05 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:57 05 July 2010

STUDENTS aiming to raise £15,000 to go on a trip to Shanghai have greeted their sponsors during a presentation evening.

Thirty five students in year nine from Kirkley High School in Lowestoft hope to cultivate an alliance with the Jiang Ping Experimental School.

STUDENTS aiming to raise £15,000 to go on a trip to Shanghai have greeted their sponsors during a presentation evening.

Thirty five students in year nine from Kirkley High School in Lowestoft hope to cultivate an alliance with the Jiang Ping Experimental School.

And so far 40 businesses have come on board to sponsor the team, who were chosen after showing promising leadership skills.

Each student has been paired with a Chinese counterpart of a similar age, who they are already communicating with and will stay with when they go to China.

The challenge is a chance for the pupils to learn Mandarin, about the Chinese culture and to teach their partners about English life when they make a return visit to Lowestoft next June.

During the presentation students talked about the fundraising events that have been organized and talked about their expectations from such a fantastic opportunity.

They also interviewed the sponsors to find out their reason in the project. Each sponsor had their name printed on the students t-shirt, which they wore for the evening.

The next fundraising event the school will hold is a Christmas fair tonight at Kirkley High School, from 6-9pm.

There are still more spaces on the t-shirts, if you are interested in sponsoring the trip telephone Miriam Peak on 01502 525300.

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