A SENIOR Chinese political figure was in Halton last week when Wade Deacon High became the latest school to host a delegation from the country.
Kong Jian, a high ranking member of Tongling City Council, led a delegation from No.12 Middle School in Tongling, Halton's twin town in China.
During their visit they took part in lessons and got a feel for the cultural and educational differences between the two countries.
Pam Wright, headteacher at Wade Deacon, said the two schools would be working together on a special project.
She said: 'I have put together a varied programme that concentrates on the local area and a project that we will embed in the teaching and learning of both schools.
'This is a water project based on the River Yangtze and River Mersey with associated waterways, streams and canals.
'We have appointed a teacher from No.12 Middle School to work at Wade Deacon and introduce Mandarin Chinese and Chinese culture to our pupils.
'We are also passionate about professional development and teacher training and so our link with No.12 will also concentrate on what we can learn from each other.'
Cllr Tom McInerney (children and young people), said: 'It is great that the young people at Wade Deacon have an opportunity to learn and experience the language and culture of the fastest growing economy and the most populated country in the world.'