*A special three part series from the Legends of China at JSerra
Friday, July 22, 2011
After arriving in China everyone continued their day off with a fun one-hour Chinese lesson in a classroom setting and progressed to learn how to write sentences from the words they already knew how to write. After that, they visited the beautiful and sacred Temple of Heaven, a place where all of the Emperor’s of China would go to worship. The afternoon, had a wonderful unparalleled volunteer opportunity with a visit to the Beijing Haidian Special Education School. The afternoon was full of joy as the children sang “I Believe,” danced, painted, made jewelry, and played mini golf and other games with their new American friends.
Everyone in the end also danced to the “Cupid Shuffle” and “If You’re Happy and You Know It” and exchanged gifts with each other, a truly heartwarming experience for everyone. Tomorrow, we will have our China-U.S Voice of the Future Leaders Platform which features 500 Chinese students from Beijing’s leading high schools to have a discussion and Q&A to discuss global leadership and to learn about each other’s perspectives, visions, ideas, cultures, and stories.
Be sure to check Facebook for a full photo album of the Legends of China after the series.