After a great first day at the Golden Bridge Middle School, the SOS student ambassadors were eager to return to the school to learn more about their new friends. The students began their day attending a class in Chinese culture.This was a chance for our students to inquire and learn in depth the enriching traditions found in China. This was an opportunity for our students to appreciate how different cultures can have people come together in celebration and good fortune. After the class, the students learned how to write their names in Chinese, and how to make the famous clay doll.
The detailing of each doll was done with a fine paintbrush making every stroke a work of art. Next, the SOS student ambassadors presented to the Chinese students on American culture by using music, dancing, and American slang. After this presentation, it was time for the students to say goodbye to their new friends at the Golden Bridge Middle School. However, each student exchanged their information in order to solidify the friendship that had begun. After the goodbyes, SOS visited Wuxi’s city planning department to learn about the city’s economy, and future growth plans.
This visit to such an establishment while being led by the city’s director, was an honor for our students who had the opportunity to ask questions on how Wuxi was becoming a leading industrial city while focusing on preserving the environment to set the example for other cities. As the day came to an end, it was time to pack up and prepare for their departure to Beijing.