Education leaders from half way round the world have made quite an impression on students from a Westergate- based school.
Ormiston Six Villages Academy, in Westergate, was delighted to welcome a total of 24 education leaders from the Beijing Xicheng District in China to the academy.
The special visit, organised by the nearby University of Chichester, gave both students at the school and the leaders who visited the chance to compare how education works in the two different countries.
During the visit to the academy, all 24 leaders were given a personal tour of the campus from staff members.
They visited lessons across all subject areas with Year 9 students.
The special visitors also spent time with the academy’s principal, Paul Slaughter.
Mr Slaughter delivered a presentation followed by a series of productive discussions with senior leaders Mrs Sheldrake, Mr Case and Mr Marsh.
The leaders then had the opportunity to take part in a personal Q&A session with Mr Slaughter, before gathering to pose for a group photograph in the courtyard.
The Chinese contingent remarked on how impressed they were with Six Villages and gave a football shirt to the academy as a special thank you gift.
Mr Slaughter said: “We were thrilled to welcome the Chinese contingent of brilliant education leaders to Six Villages.
“We hope they learned a lot more about what UK schools are like and what our fantastic academy specifically has to offer.”