Summer School leading to further Essex-China collaboration

Felsted School visiting students in ChinaFelsted School is increasingly finding opportunities in the Chinese market through its work with Essex International. Following the success of hosting their second international summer school last year Felsted School is now looking into opportunities to strengthen their relationships in China. This is in response to a growing interest for Felsted School students to learn Mandarin and Chinese culture.

Potential ideas for future collaboration may involve Felsted students visiting their partner school to learn about Chinese language, culture and customs.

Visiting China to plan future co-operation

Following last summer’s highly successful international summer school Felsted School have recently revisited a high school in Jiangsu to discuss the year’s activity and to plan for the year ahead with things already looking promising for them to double their intake in the next year.

Opportunities for the two schools to work together may include:

  • Opportunities for Felsted students to visit China
  • Teacher and student exchanges
  • A potential sister school agreement
  • Online collaboration

”We are incredibly impressed by the way that Essex International have worked with us in developing our relationships in China.”

Daniel Emmerson, Director of Holiday Programmes and Events, Felsted School

How Essex International facilitated a partnership between the schools

Felsted School partnership agreement with high school in ChinaEssex International has worked with Felsted School to understand their aspirations for international reach and has shared with them the opportunities of the Chinese market. Essex International worked in China researching possible partners representing Felsted School and finally introduced them to a suitable partner in China, brokering a partnership agreement between them.

“This agreement between the schools in Essex and China is a visible benefit of the long-standing partnership that Essex County Council has developed with Jiangsu.

It is increasingly clear how it contributes to economic growth in the county, as well as enriching people’s lives, through educational opportunities in our schools as much as business trade.”

Councillor Kevin Bentley, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Infrastructure

How Essex International helps organisations

Essex International have the right connections to help businesses to export, pursue partnerships, the right expertise and in market presence develop connections and partnerships and the right experience to help organisations increase their presence in the Chinese market.

Educational services

Education links are also co-ordinated by Essex International. Increasingly Essex schools are introducing Mandarin and Chinese culture in their curriculum. Exchanges involving teachers and students take place every year at some of the 100 Essex schools partnered with Jiangsu schools.

Source [Felsted School]

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Peter Manning
Peter Manning

Head of Essex International

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Extensive 'in market' experience in China, India and the UK. 15 years in the fields of inward investment, international trade, international realtionships and business development. His experience of helping UK and Chinese businesses, universities and governments do business together has given Peter detailed knowledge of how to do business in China and a wide range of contacts. Peter has an MBA from Henley Business School (Reading University), and was awarded an OBE in 2019 in the New Year’s Honours List for UK/China Relations.