Christmas Party

In the UK, we have Christmas concerts in school where the children all act out the nativity story. Of course, Christmas is not really celebrated here in China as it is a Christian celebration. Part of teaching English here is also about teaching a little about the culture too, and this has resulted in the event I am attending today. 

So, imagine the traditional school concert, but it’s held in a giant conference room in the Hilton. 

Halfway through there is a magnificent buffet, literally beyond anything I had imagined. 

The children are acting out various scenes from films like Sound of Music, Snow White, Three little pigs and The Tortoise and the Hare, in their second language English, this is combined with some piano solos from some very talented youngsters, and topped off with an award ceremony for the children who have excelled in their English learning. 

This is not what I expected from a school event!


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