Last Saturday was "Children's Day" in China. Many of the state schools "rewarded" their students by dragging them into school to make up for a day of schooling they will miss later in the term when the College Entrance Exams take place. How kind of them!
At Robert's School, however, we marked the day by launching a charity appeal based around the British "Red Nose Day" theme.
Our teachers were required to wear red noses through the weekend and our school was decorated with posters of various celebrities wearing digital red noses. I particularly enjoyed the rather irreverent (in China, at least) one of Kim Jong-Un, leader of North Korea. Our students are being encouraged to raise money in various ways and donate books to upgrade a rural school library. We'll see how they take up the challenge in the coming weeks.
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