I was very excited to do the reception job to meet with the foreign friends from Christchurch, the second large city of New Zealand.
At 10:00 a.m. our friends arrived at our school. They said hello to us and we warmly welcomed to them just like the friends that haven't seen for a long time. Then we led them to the meeting room. Some students from grade three in our school attended the lecture given by the New Zealanders.
Sera( one of the leader of the visiting group)said that the total population of New Zealand is 4.45 million. New Zealand has a good environment, because the children are taught to protect nature since 5 years old. In their school, every student are individual, they all have their work in class .In several class, students can use iPad to look for information or give out the answer to the teacher. After class, each of the students has his(her) own homework, it is called self-consideration learning .So they need to add learning not only at school but also at home.
They have more activities than us. Just as skipping trips, sport games, Surfing and so on. To my surprise, they finish their class at 3:00 p.m.! But in our school we are having our second class in the afternoon! So they could have nearly a whole afternoon for activities.
Later our New Zealand friends had to leave for Shanghai. We sent gifts and said goodbye to each other. It was a wonderful experience to meet them! I cannot wait to do the reception next time!