We then visited the Tianjin Experimental High School. It was established in 1923 and is directly under the Educational Committee of Tianjin. The first Confucius classroom in the world was set up by the Experimental High School. The length of the school day is the same, but there are only 25-30 students in each class. The Experimental High School is for gifted and talented students. Ninety Eight percent of their students are accepted into a University in China. (photos)
Our trip to China has been a once in a lifetime experience. Mr. Newsom and I would like to extend a special thanks to the College Board and the Hanban association for their sponsorship of this trip. China is a country with a rich history. The educators that have been our guides this week are wonderful people committed to providing quality educational experiences to their students.
Even though I am the pickiest eater you will ever meet, I thought the last day I would share with you a typical menu from one or our meals. As you will soon see, our group was truly treated to a wonderful cultural experience through food.
- Six kinds of cold dishes
- Steweddrie mushroom with abalone sauce
- Prawintheshaprofpho enix tail with golden shreds
- The glutinous rice steams the young bone
- Pineapple ancient meat
- Crispgrain with salt and paper
- Spicy diced chicken with peanuts
- The black fries with the shelled fish shrimp
- Steamed tench with scallo
- Crispy chicken
- Boiling Vegetables
- Yangzhou style fried rice
- Vegetable soup
- Fresh Fruit
A typical dinner takes about 1 ½ hours. The food comes out in stages allowing you time enjoy your dinner.
Signing off from China for the last time...