Senior Chinese educators pay visit to Grammar school

Published 15/01/2014|05:20

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Teacher Scott Nowell shows off one of the F1 cars produced with the new 3D printer during the Chinese delegation’s visit to Dundalk Grammar School.

Dundalk Grammar School hosted a visit of senior educators from Hong Kong in late December.

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The delegation, including school principals, school inspectors, and curriculum advisors, was led by Anthony Cheng of the Irish International Education Centre, Hong Kong and Kam Chin, Chairperson of the Irish Chinese Society, Galway.

Mr. Chin said that, 'We hope this visit will give the delegation an insight into Irish quality education and Irish schools'. The visit also aimed to promote stronger cultural and educational links between Ireland and Hong Kong. During their week in Ireland the group visited a number of institutions for higher and further education.'

They also met with representatives of Enterprise Ireland as well as visiting Leinster House on the invitation of Senator Mary Moran.

'Dundalk Grammar School was the only school included on their itinerary and they said that they were very impressed with what they saw in the school, particularly the innovative work being undertaken as part of the Transition year programme.'

On returning to Hong Kong they intend to use their insights by contributing to an Irish week being planned for February 2014.

The Argus

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