Friends reunited as Singaporean students visit The Perse

Singaporean students were given a taste of British school life as they renewed friendships during a special visit to The Perse.

Around 30 pupils from Nanyang Girls’ High School dropped into the Upper and had the chance to catch up with the students they had met during a Perse Mandarin trip to Singapore in July.

The visitors buddied up with Year 11 Mandarin students, who gave them a tour of the Upper before joining in a fun languages-based creative workshop.

The Nanyang party braved the rain to produce a traditional English afternoon tea, complete with jam and scones, using their bushcraft skills with the help of Year 10 outdoor pursuits leaders.

Their visit was rounded off with a quiz that focused on British and Singaporean culture, as well as international general knowledge, led by the Year 11 pupils.

Perse Head of Mandarin Hannah Bolton, who co-ordinated the visit, said: “It was a wonderful opportunity for some of my Year 11 Mandarin students to reunite with the friends they had made during their trip to Singapore in the summer.

“For others, it was the chance to build new connections and practise their Mandarin.

“We were delighted to welcome Nanyang School, having had a long-standing connection with them, and we look forward to returning to visit them in the future for more cultural exchanges and learning opportunities.”

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