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  • Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

    South Lake Campus

  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

    VSE - Secondary

  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

    Graduation 2020

  • Highest Quality Staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are police verified and fully qualified with UK or international teaching experience.

    Monika Howes

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

    Nursery class at BSG

  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

    Students playing basketball

  • Tell us about your child

    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

    Nursery class at BSG

Effective ‘Hooks’

‘Hooks’ in the Primary classroom can be many things. They can be trips, videos, outside visits, role-plays and much more.

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David Healey, Year 2 Teacher

However, they all serve the same purpose; providing some all-important excitement or creating a buzz as a means to introduce upcoming learning.

In Year 2, we created a bit of a mystery for the children by leaving a simple trail of leaves, some unexplained footprints and an unknown package in the centre of the carpet (as well as a fancy crown!). This was left to be discovered by the children. Who left it there? What might it be? Why would they do this? What clues do we have to help us?

The intrigue was amazing, and each class happily filled the start of the session with questions, theories and general wonder. It is always a pleasure, as teachers, to see children independently developing their prediction and rationalising skills in such a meaningful and fun way. This all led the children to uncover our new core text of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and, thanks to this simple yet fantastic hook, Year 2 are already heavily invested in what this marvellous book might be all about!