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The staff and students who will spend 5 days in Beijing at Half Term - View Full Size Image
The staff and students who will spend 5 days in Beijing at Half Term

On Thursday 23rd October a group of 44 Loreto College students, led by Mr L Shaw and accompanied by 4 teachers, will leave Coleraine for an exciting excursion to Beijing, China.  The trip, centred in the Loreto College Geography Department, has taken 18 months to plan and both students and staff are very excited to be embarking on such a wonderful adventure.

Their journey takes the Loreto group from Dublin to Dubai and then to Beijing, where they will spend five packed days seeing the sights and sounds of this cultural city.  Tours have been organised to walk the Great Wall, with visits to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Ming Tombs.  Students will also have the chance to travel on the rickshaws through the Hutongs as well as visit the Olympic stadium (Bird’s Nest Stadium) and Water Cube.  No trip to this amazing city would not be complete without a visit to the world famous Beijing Zoo, where the students will be able to see the famous Pandas up close.  Many of the students are also looking forward to tasting the authentic Chinese cuisine, and to practising their bartering skills at the local markets as well as experiencing the local culture through the organised shows and fireworks displays.

This will surely be the trip of a life time for all going.