Mount College Students leave their mark in China

Mike Linklater adds final touches to the mural left by Mount Muanganui students, at Nanchang Foreign Language School

Mount College Students leave their mark in China

During their recent exchange visit to Jiangxi Province in China Tauranga students left far more than New Zealand chocolate, paua shell and manuka honey products.

Here Mike Linklater adds final touches to the mural they left behind.  Hosted by the Nanchang Foreign Language School, five students from Mount Maunganui College and one from Tauranga Boys’ College spent seventeen days focussing on GRAPHIC ARTS IN CHINA being provided specific cultural experiences at the hosting school and by Jiangxi Provincial Foreign Affairs Office.

There were many highlights for the students including climbing through bamboo forests to Lion Rock Peak in the Meiling Mountains, being hosted by Nanchang Deputy Mayor ( and delivering a Letter of Friendship from Tauranga’s Mayor Greg Brownless), visiting an exhibition from the recently discovered Han Emperor HaiHou ’s Grave rivalling the famous Terracotta Wariors in Xi’an and making PowerPoint Presentations on ART IN NEW ZEALAND.  

In the next few months students will be involved in sharing their China experience widely within the Tauranga community.

The exchange was organised and funded by the Tauranga Branch of New Zealand China Friendship Society.

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