Day 12 : School things
The whole day is spent visiting the local Xiandu town school - 1800 incredibly enthusiastic, young students. As we are almost growing used to we are greeted with applause and cheers. Our senior year escorts look 15 rather than 19 and speak pretty good English, and "teaching" (without the aid of a local teacher) to their 50 strong class is an interesting experience in itself! The new campus at which we plant the inaugural trees is impressive (it even has a planetarium). The evening is spent watching performances of dance, Urhu, Chinese Opera, and participating in games, this all concludes in another disco and too much kindness from the local people. Ice cream and dumplings served fresh on the street confirms my suspicions we are having a good time.