I travelled two hours south yesterday, driven by secretary "Winnie" from my school, to visit two of the Lattitude volunteers that I trained some three months ago. Despite arriving very late, Natalie had managed to keep the students in the class room and proceeded to teach a fabulous lesson, showing off her natural talents and many of the skills/games taught on the training course. Winnie and I recorded the lesson on DVD for future Lattitude training courses. Then, back at Natalie and fellow volunteer Zoe's flat, we recorded an interviewed with them about how they coped with life in China. In fact, they were both effusive in their love of the job, the location and the friends and colleagues they had there. Their enthusiasm was infectious and reminded me of how excited I felt I some 15 years ago, when volunteering in China. After a banquet with the headteacher and foreigner-liaison teacher, Winnie and I headed home, arriving back at school just in time for my weekly meeting and lesson. A long, but very worthwhile, day.
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