China Connection News
Monday, April 27, 2009 ten students and two teachers from the Lung Kong World Federation School in Hong Kong visited Beecher Road School for the day. Last fall, these students participated in a Global Knowledge Communities project with students from Mr. Holowienko's class. During their visit to Beecher, the guests were introduced to Beecher, Woodbridge, Connecticut, and the USA through presentations by Mr. Holowienko's class. The class also prepared breakfast for the guests. After a tour of the school the students from Hong Kong spent time in Grade 6 classes and went out to recess and to lunch with their hosts. The teachers from Hong Kong met with the Grade 6 Team and compared education and life in Hong Kong and Woodbridge.
In the afternoon, the students from Hong Kong presented results from the joint GlobalKC project and taught Grade 6 students to sing in Chinese. The Beecher Road School Percussion Ensemble performed for our guests to wrap up their visit to Woodbridge. After school, Rick Wood accompanied the visitors to Yale for a tour of this world-famous campus.