A top Chinese school has chosen East Yorkshire as a centre of excellence for studying science, technology and mathematics.

Seventy primary school students from Beijing will be taking part in events and activities at the University of Hull, Hymers College and Hornsea School.

The visit has been organised by Market Weighton based UK STEM – a company which works with schools and industry to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Mike Cargill, UK STEM, Managing Director said: “The Chinese have a high regard for the UK’s approach to teaching STEM subjects and asked us to organise this visit from one of their most prestigious schools.

“The parents of these students are high ranking members of Chinese society such as politicians and diplomats.

“At UK STEM we are dedicated to promoting engineering and technology careers to young people so rather than just doing academic course work our practical activities show them how their knowledge and skills can be used to forge an exciting and worthwhile career.

“Our Chinese colleagues share in these values and they are keen for their students to experience UK education first hand.”

But it won’t be all studying for the students when they visit East Yorkshire – they will also enjoy fish and chips in Hornsea and a visit to The Deep in Hull.

More information on UK STEM can be found at www.ukstem.uk

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