Visit of Chinese Principals to Geography Department

Whilst studying the impact of population change in Upper 6th Geography our class came across the topic of 'Government Policies implemented to influence population size', none of which is more famous than China's one-child policy, which was introduced in 1979.  

Fortunately for us the study of this topic fell on the same days as visitors from the sub-provincial Pudong district of Shanghai were scheduled to visit our school.  With some last minute juggling Mr Young and Mr Wilson were able to organise a visit of the Chinese contingent to our classroom to allow us to discuss the one-child policy with the visitors.  This was easier said than done as none of them spoke English so all communication went through Christina, the interpreter accompanying them! 

Although it was stop-start and there was some waiting as translating was being carried out, the experience was extremely beneficial.  There is only so much you can learn from a book and hearing the opinions of people with first hand experience of the policy will benefit us enormously in the lead-up to the exams"

                                                                                Steven Marshall (Deputy Head Boy)

Some of Grosvenor's Upper 6th Geography students with a number of School Principals from Pudong, Shanghai, during their visit to the School on Wednesday 5th December