Our group of 6 (Jimmy McGowen,Tess McAtamney, Lucila Mino Zubiri, Scarlett Smith, Paytin McKenzie, and myself) along with about 40 other students from Columba College,Christchurch Boys High School and Lincoln High School traveled from Christchurch to Wuhan, Beijing and Shanghai. We spent a week in the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, then traveled by speed train to Beijing to do many various activities such as climbing the Great Wall, then another speed train to Shanghai where we did sight seeing and shopping. We enjoyed many types of unique and cultural Chinese dishes and traditional activities all the while further developing our Mandarin speaking and communication skills. The trip was hugely enjoyed by all.
- Joel Kunnethedan