News from Mr Ellis….
Greetings from Shanghai. Just to let you all know that I have got here ok. The flight took 12 hours but it was worth it. Looking forward to visiting schools on Monday.
Shanghai is on the Huangpu River. This is the view of Pudong which is an area of Shanghai which means West in Chinese. 20 years ago this would have just been farmland and now it is offices where people invest money.
Message from Mr Ellis tonight…….Below is the view from my hotel window. What different buildings can you see and what do you think they might be used for?
The pearl tower in the distance is a tv tower and at 468m, it is the tallest in Asia. I am hoping to get up to the top one evening after I have been in schools. It is really well lit up at night but only until10pm. I think they do that to save electricity.
The buildings are made from very similar materials to those we use – cement, bricks, slates. I have seen some traditional buildings but a lot were built very recently.!
Mr Ellis visited this enormous school today.
Some more pictures from Mr Ellis. He has a long day ahead. He will be getting up at 3am UK time and won’t be back until 5pm! Who can work out how long that travelling is? I’ve wished him a safe journey and I’m sure he’ll have lots to tell you in assembly on Monday morning!