The Year 5 children had a great time exploring the Terracotta Warriors and the old City of Xi’an with its bustling market area and Muslim quarter and walking along the ancient city wall.
The Year 6 trip was a great outdoor adventure for the children comprising of visits to the desert and the grasslamds as well as a city tour visiting museums, a milk factory and a monastery.
By Elizabeth Jurgensen
Below are some of the thoughts from the children about their trips.
This time when I went to Xi’an I learned a lot. I know that I can’t stay with my parents all my life and as I get older I have to take more responsibility and learn how to take care of myself. - Megan
This trip was one of the most important trips I’ve ever had. I don’t remember a more spectacular experience in my life. - Cristiano
The trip to Xi’an taught me many things, and will definitely become one of the things I remember most about BSB when I grow up. – Chloe
In the residential, I had a great time. Peering into history and nature, all the things we learned this week was fabulous. - Victoria
Our trip to Inner Mongolia was the best residential trip ever and the week seemed to pass by too fast. We learned the life story of Genghis Khan and watched a movie about him. We also learned about the culture of Inner Mongolians: how the yurts could be re-built and why, the skills of archery, horsemanship and wrestling and how these related to the armies fighting skills. - June
The sand in the desert was unbelievably golden and soft, though it does stop you from running fast! - Dorothy
We learned about the great Mongol leader Temujin (Genghis Khan) and discovered many ancient traditions. - Rory