In the Autumn of 2017 Forest school made connections with the Aurora Foreign Language Middle School in Shanghai, which is a small local school teaching around 400 pupils in central Shanghai. Their principal and his colleague visited Forest in May 2018, and the visit was returned by our Warden, Director of Outreach, and Head of Mandarin in November. This cemented our link and in June 2019 we welcomed our first exchange students from China.
Forest is proud to teach Mandarin right through our school from Prep into the Senior school and as part of Spreading our Wings we want our students to become global citizens who see and understand their role in the world.
We are excited to be taking our first exchange group to China in March 2020. They will stay with Aurora families in Shanghai for a week and then travel by bullet train to Beijing to see the major sites, including the Great wall and the Forbidden City.