One hundred top performing fifth graders from primary schools in Laos are currently on a visit to China to celebrate International Children’s Day.
The students, accompanied by 25 teachers, departed on Tuesday to participate in the sixth International Children’s Day celebrations being hosted by China.
Mr. Sisamouth Saenbountalath, the leader of the student delegation, said that the participating students are all fifth-graders from public and private primary schools throughout Laos who excelled at the national level in Lao language literature, mathematics, and science.
The celebration tour will last a total of 16 days (from 23 May to 7 June) and will include stops in several Chinese provinces.
The primary school students will travel to the provinces of Kunming, Beijing, Xi’an, and Fuzhou. In these provinces, students have the opportunity to visit notable institutions for cultural exchange, such as Tiger Hill Elementary School, Xinhua University, Beijing Bayi Elementary School, etc.
The primary purpose of the trip is to allow students to share their knowledge, ideas, and also interact and learn from an international community of students they meet in China.