Roscrea students enjoy 2-week scholarship to Shanghai, China

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Roscrea students enjoy 2-week scholarship to Shanghai, China

Kayleigh Grannell, Mr Tomas Slattery, Eve Du Berry, Nadia Fletcher and Tadhg Hogan from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré during their trip to Shanghai University.

Over the Easter holidays, four transition year students – Eve Du Berry, Nadia Fletcher, Kayleigh Grannell and Tadhg Hogan, travelled to China to take part in a two-week scholarship to Shanghai University.

They went with a group of 108 students from around the country. The programme is run by University College Cork Confucius Institute and aims to strengthen the bond between Ireland and China by giving Irish students the chance to experience Chinese culture and lifestyle.

The Irish students stayed in the newly-renovated International Student Dorms on the Yanchang campus.

The students spent time in the university studying the Chinese language and taking part in calligraphy and Taiji classes. They were taught basic Chinese, learned how to write some Chinese characters and had two Taiji classes which they thoroughly enjoyed. They also went on many day trips to visit both ancient and modern China. The students first went to see the Oriental East Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai where they walked on the 260m-high glass floor. They cruised on the Huangpu River and enjoyed the sights of the Shanghai skyline lit up at night.

Full story in next week's Tipperary Star.