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Richard Alibon Primary School visit to China: Tuesday 2nd April to Friday 12th April 2019

Following our information meetings, we are now taking bookings for the school residential visit to China.

The school expects to take a group of 20 Year 5 and 6 children to China for 10 days during the Easter holiday next year. The flight dates we are holding are to depart Heathrow for Beijing on the evening of Tuesday 2nd April 2019 and return from Beijing to London landing on the evening of Friday 12th April 2019. This means the children will spend the last three days of the spring term and the first week of their Easter holiday in China. They will then have a week to relax and enjoy back in the UK before the start of the summer term.

Our children will spend  5 days in the capital city Beijing, sightseeing but also spending time in Chinese primary schools. We will then spend 4 days in another city, Jinan, to see the sights and visit local schools here. The children will be accompanied by Richard Alibon staff throughout the visit.

Our children just need to pay for the flights and a visa to enter China. Our sponsor, Walkite International Academy, has offered to pay for the children’s hotel accommodation in China with meals, travel in china and any other costs for the visit. The cost of the flight is £583 and the visa to enter China will cost £152. This can be paid for in instalments. We are hoping to reduce the cost of this visit further by securing further sponsorship but we cannot guarantee this at present. The children will also need a passport which will be your responsibility to obtain.

If you would like to look at the official UK government advice about travel to China, it can be found online using the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

The link for the medical advice as advertised by the official UK government website can be found using the link below:

https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/country/49/china

You can view our presentation evening powerpoint here:

Presentation – April 2019 visit

The overseas and residential visits insurance policy held by the school can be found here:

School Journey Insurance Policy Zurich Municipal

If you would like further information, want to talk to a member of staff about the visit or get a paper copy of our China Visit documentation do ask at the school office.