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Richard Alibon Primary School visit to China: Tuesday 31st March 2020  to Friday 10th April 2020

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 children from Years 5 and 6 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 31st March 2020 and return from Beijing to London landing on the evening of Friday 10th April 2020. 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  4 days in the capital city Beijing, sightseeing but also spending time in Chinese primary schools. We will then spend 4 days in another city, probably Xi’an, 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 children just need to pay for the cost of the flight and the visa to enter China. 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:

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

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

TRAVEL INSURANCE – SCHOOLS Summary – 2018 2019

Our powerpoint presentation can be found here:

Richard Alibon Primary School visit to China 2020 initial parents meeting

or you can read it in PDF format here:

China Tour April 2020 presentation to parents

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.