School 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. Children usually 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 spend  4 days in the capital city Beijing, sightseeing but also spending time in Chinese primary schools. We then spend 4 days in another city, probably Xi’an seeing the sights and visiting 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. The children will also need a passport which will be your responsibility to obtain. This visit can be paid for in instalments. 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. Sponsorship and private donations usually mean we can offer some free spaces to children whose families could not otherwise afford this once in a lifetime opportunity.

We know this visit will raise many questions for parents and carers but, once dates of the visit are published, we will hold detailed parents briefings so you can have all the information you need to consider sending you child on this visit.

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:


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

Our project with Schools in Nigeria to teach children about sustainability and plastic pollution

Thanks to a grant from the British Council, our school is working with two other local schools and three primary schools in Nigeria to teach children about environmental sustainability and the impact of pollution on our oceans.