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Mrs Knight visits Shanghai!

As many Holtspur families are aware, Brian, Gwenda and Mrs Knight had an incredible two weeks in Shanghai, observing lessons and learning more about the Chinese approach to teaching Maths. We watched some amazing lessons, delivered by very skilled teachers, and have got many, many ideas to try out at Holtspur! We have been very touched by the number of parents and children who have asked about the trip since our return, which was well documented on our school twitter feed.


We also had the chance to visit the sights of Shanghai and take part in a wide range of cultural experiences (although the less said about the Chinese medical massage, the better….). Seeing live fish swimming around a tank in the Tesco fishmonger section is something we won’t forget in a hurry.


In January, we will have two teachers from Shanghai with us for a fortnight. During that time there will be a parent forum when you will have a chance to find out more, both about the visit to Shanghai and the lessons they have been teaching at Holtspur. In the meantime, here are some more photos.