TEACHERS from China paid a visit to a school as part of an international art project about rivers of the world.
Min-Min Li, the head-teacher of Tongbai Senior School in Shanghai attended Harlington Community School in Pinkwell Lane last Friday and then accompanied students to South Bank in London where their artwork was displayed along the river.
He was a part of a group which also included art teacher Ying Ming-Shan.
The event is part of the Mayor's Thames Festival and includes 34 schools within London and 34 schools across the world from China, India, South Africa, Brazil and Mexico.
Neil Sherman, headteacher, said: "I thought the whole event was fantastic and if the project develops it will be an opportunity to develop productive links with China especially when we don't have that much knowlegde about their culture.
"I thought it was also interesting to see how different the artwork from China is to our own, their drawings are a lot more technical whereas ours is a lot more to do with free expression."
Min-Min Li, said: "The artwork looked colourful and seemed very closely related to the lives of the pupils at the school.
"I also like the variety of artwork that is on display. Rivers are a great topic because they are of interest to us all.