A Review of the Online Communication between Our School and Dartford Grammar School 

by Zhang Yixuan Liu Junling 启航远翥 


Online Event  –  No Fear of the epidemic – 2020.12.16 – 

On December 16th at 5:00 pm, Dartford Grammar School, which has been praised as the best IB school, and has a history of more than 400 hundred years, held a special online mathematics communication event with our school. Principals and relevant administration from both schools participated in the communication. Teachers and students wrote a moving chapter of international communications history during the special period of the epidemic. 

President’s speech 

Mr. John Oakes, Principal of Dartford Devon Law School, and Tian Jun, Principal of Beijing National Day School delivered speeches during the communication. Their speeches expressed the value of this communication, the friendship between the two schools, and the ardent expectation for communication. 

Online competition 

In the interesting online competition, students from both schools logged on to Kahoot learning platform to participate in the competition. The British math teacher carefully prepared 26 questions. Most of them were math problems, a few of which were related to the favorite Harry Potter movies and sports. The students were pleasantly surprised. Students from both schools connected by answering questions and actively interact online. 

 In the whole competition, Grade 9 students who represented Beijing National Day school performed very well. The top three students were Xia Yuan, Qin Huayi, and Liu Jingjia. They also received autographed books from the principals of a friendly school. Each student who participated in the communication also received certificates and badges from Dartford, UK. 

 Then, the teachers from both schools gave awards to the students who won the top three prizes. The activity ended with a unique online photo. All the students expressed that they had gained knowledge, gained friendship, and experienced the fun of online communication through this activity. But they also deeply looked forward to more lively face-to-face communication after the pandemic. 

 As the two principals said, online communication is a new way of international communication that we have developed against the background of the epidemic, but in no way can it replace offline communication. We all look forward to the efforts of people around the world, an early victory over the epidemic, the realization of offline reunion! 

Dartford Devon Law School 

Dartford Grammar School was founded in 1576 and is one of Britain’s top public grammar schools. It is located in Dartford, Kent, England. Students come from Dartford and neighboring towns, as well as the London suburbs. Dartford Grammar School was rated by OFSTED (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills)  as “outstanding” achievement and free for check-in 2008, it has been a benchmark and model for secondary education in the UK. Language and science are the two dominant subjects in the school and the core of English language and science. Dartford Devon Law School is an IB Core School. It is a compulsory IB High School curriculum. Dartford Grammar School is home to three percent of all secondary school students with a GPA of 36.2 and a global grade point average of 45. 

Contribution | Zhang Yixuan Liu Junling 

Editing and Typesetting | Chen Xi