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.”

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