Visitors from Macau

Students from St. Paul's School in Macau came in July and spent few days in London and few days in Cheshire. They were here to improve their English and learn more about British culture.

Club entertains young students

from Macau

The Rotary Club of Sandbach, working with Petty Pool Outdoor Centre, recently provided a group of students from Macau with a two-week “unforgettable experience”.

This is the fourth year that students, average age 17, from St Paul’s School have made this visit, initially set up by Past District Governor Eric Cowcill, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Macau, and organised by him.

The 10 students and 2 teachers began their visit with a stay in London – with tours of the London sights - and trips to Stonehenge and Bath.

They were accommodated for the greater part of their stay at Petty Pool and as well as taking part in plenty of outdoor pursuits they had time for visits to Liverpool, Media City Salford, Blackpool, and Tatton Park.

For the middle weekend the students were home-hosted by Rotarians and friends in Sandbach and Alsager, visiting local places but also coming together for a group meal at the Horseshoe Inn, Church Lawton, on the Saturday evening and a barbecue on the Sunday lunchtime. Nearly all the students live in high-rise apartments in Macau and found it quite a different experience, living in a house or bungalow.

The group spent the Wednesday of the second week with the Rotary Club of Sandbach. Outdoor bowls at The Limes had to called-off because of the rain but the group enjoyed a history tour of Sandbach led by Rtn John Higgins.

Following lunch with members of the Rotary Club of Sandbach at the Market Tavern, two of the students gave a presentation on their stay and said it had been for all the students “an unforgettable experience.

John Higgins (Publicity Officer)