From Isis Brook, Head of Faculty for Environment and Transdisciplinary Studies at Crossfields Institute:
“There has been a fascinating news item about the difference between the school experience of Chinese pupils and UK pupils. This stark culture clash was experienced by pupils at one school where an experiment was conducted. For four weeks, year 9 pupils in one UK school adopted the pattern of the Chinese school day and had Chinese teachers. The pupils wore a special uniform and started the 12 hour school day at 07:00. Once a week there was a pledge to the flag. Lessons were focused on note-taking and repetition.