Chinese students welcome to Bury

Students from China will be greeted with music and dance at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds this evening, as they start an exchange.

About 20 youngsters from the Yangjing-Juyan Experimental School in Shanghai will be welcomed by a performance of Chinese music and dance developed by King Edward pupils during their visit to China earlier this year.

Geoff Barton, headteacher at KEGS, said: "It's too easy for us to sit here in Suffolk and forget about a big and fast-changing world out there.

"We are delighted our students have this extraordinary chance to learn more about the Chinese culture.

"It promises to be quite an evening."

David Ruffley, MP for Bury, will also attend the event at KEGS' learning centre, as well as six executives from Chinese telecoms company Huawei, which has sponsored aspects of the partnership.