Wednesday 12th of June 5pm-6pm
Raising a teenager can be tough. It can feel like you are the only one
having difficulties and struggling to talk to your teenager. There is no one
way to parent, exploring useful ideas and tips with other parents,
can help develop your skills when dealing with your own teenager.
There is no need to book a place just turn-up
Coffee/tea and biscuits provided.
“Very personal and non-judgemental enjoyed the
interaction with other parents as well as the useful tips and the humour”-
and helpful forum .I found it extremely valuable as a parent”
“This is an excellent opportunity to discuss
various issues/challenges as a parent in bringing up my teenager confidently.
It has provided me great insight to what I can do to build on my parenting
skills. Thank you”
Students returned from home stays with wonderful gifts & stories for life. Traditional Chinese art & folk dance lessons finished our time at Bayi school. Many thanks again for their hospitality.
Haggling at the Hong Qiao pearl market and a sublime Acrobatics show made up a busy last day. Finally, happy birthday to our own Ed Vivian. I’m sure it’s one you’ll never forget!
Our time in Beijing nears to an end.
A wonderful reception today at Bayi School from Principal Shen, his colleagues & amazing pupils. Our Hautlieu students truly embraced the experience, quickly bonding with their home stay buddies before attending lessons & learning martial arts.
Student Max Godel bravely addressed the room following speeches from respective teaching staff, demonstrating his Mandarin craft.
Our quirky gift, something that dominates Jersey culture, was warmly received. What might it be?
Today was an incredibly surreal experience visiting Tiananmen square and The Forbidden city whilst the annual Chinese Communist Party conference proceeded. Police and army officials dominated the area with massive crowds present. 80,000 capped tickets are sold daily permitting access to this superbly historic location.
Student George Waller: “The grandeur of Tiananmen Square and The Summer Palace was overwhelming. We saw the huge portrait of Chairman Mao before hearing infamous stories of the Forbidden City”.
Yesterday started in the Beijing suburbs with a stroll along the Sacred Way, hearing stories of Chinese Emperors and their final resting places. An afternoon trip to the Great wall of China followed by a professional Kong Fu show made up another unforgettable day.
Student Maddy Julé: “The Great Wall was breathtaking with some fasincating stories behind it and the toboggan run on the way down was really fun. This evening the Kong Fu show was exciting with some ‘look away’ moments too”.
Tomorrow we visit Tiananmen square and the Forbidden City amidst a very busy Beijing with The Chinese Communist Party’s annual conference under way.
Today was action packed arriving early in Beijing by sleeper train and visiting the Olympic park, Confucius temple, a traditional Hu Tong and the Temple of Heaven. A tea ceremony and fine Beijing cuisine ended our day.
Student Alastair Mo: “The overnight train was definitely an unexpected highlight of the trip; sharing a cabin rocking our way hundreds of miles through China truly was an unforgettable experience”.