Students from Shenzhen Yaohua Experimental School in China spent three days at the Agassiz Christian School last week. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

International students pay a short visit to Agassiz

Chinese visitors spend three days at Agassiz Christian School

Agassiz Christian School had some special visitors last week.

Elementary students from China were intended to visit Unity Christian School, but there was too many for the Chilliwack school to handle, so the little visitors came to Agassiz to join students for three days of fun learning activities.

From Jan. 23 to Jan. 25, Agassiz students and their guests participated in interactive learning sessions focused on P.E., art, reading and interactive interviewing.

The Chinese students came from Shenzhen Yaohua Experimental School, which has 3,500 students and 500 teachers – a little different from the 82-student population at Agassiz Christian School.

Principal Mark Huberts said the student visitors came to learn about a new culture and improve their English, but all the students learned from the three-day visit.

“It’s really benefited our students as well, being able to interact with a new group of students from a different country…and get to know them,” he said. “They’re taking away so many great skills. Communication skills with other people, empathy, learning how to be a good host to different people.”

“All the things that we value at our schools are things that I’m seeing come out from this interactive program.”

Just Posted

ACES grows the love of gardening with annual seed exchange

The event will be returning to Harrison Mills Community Hall on March 1

Murder charge formally dropped against woman accused in downtown Chilliwack killing

Stay of proceedings ordered for Victoria Purcell; Kirkland Russell to be sentenced for manslaughter

WATCH: Latest Heritage Minute episode filmed near Hope and features some dark local history

Airing on Feb. 20, the 60-second film tells the story of the Asahi and features the Tashme Museum

How much does your city spend per person on snow removal?

Black Press Media compares 2018 ice and snow removal budgets of various Lower Mainland communities

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

VIDEO: Wheelchairs teach Agassiz students acceptance through sport

Teacher Donna Gallamore brought wheelchairs to the Kent Elementary for learning and fun

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died: B.C. police watchdog

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Former NHL star Fleury in Surrey for conference on child abuse

At Surrey City Hall, two-day event hosted by Sophie’s Place Child and Youth Advocacy Centre

Experts urge caution after 10 human-triggered avalanches across B.C.

One man is still stuck after avalanche on south coast

‘It consumed my life’: Inside the world of gaming addiction

World Health Organization classifies gaming disorder as a mental health condition

Police seize bottles of grapefruit vodka from wanted man’s snow-pants

The men were pushing two shopping carts with a woman inside

Tonight’s sporting event costs more than the Super Bowl, and Obama is going

Tickets are going for more than $4,000 to watch the Duke - North Carolina basketball game

CRTC report finds ‘misleading, aggressive’ sales tactics used by telecom industry

Report recommends measures to make a fairer situation for consumers

Trudeau takes personal hit amid SNC-Lavalin controversy: poll

Overall, 41 per cent of respondents believed the prime minister had done something wrong in the affair

Most Read