The highlight of our last full day in China had to be spending some time at Tong Bai High School just outside of Shanghai. The Chinese students were gracious hosts and led us in some musical performances and games. Everybody had fun and walked away with a few new friends.
We didn’t know what the Chinese school had planned for us, but our kids did a great job getting up and explaining about life at Berkshire. Matt Nelson ‘12 gave our introductory remarks and Olivia Morrow ‘12 spoke about what student life is like at Berkshire. Dillon Payne ‘11 was nice enough to sing a musical number for everyone from her recent work in the school musical, Little Shop of Horrors. It was a proud moment for Mr. Clough and me. Our kids rose to the challenge of meeting this class of Chinese students and participating in speaking and performing roles with no time for preparation.
Thank you to the students of Tong Bai High School for having us. It was a rewarding experience for everyone.
Other pictures from the day can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/happygeniusheroes/sets/72157626098701707/with/5509124963/
— Evan Nielsen