It's a small primary school: a 3-storey building, playground and gym; about 250 kids all-in. Parents and children mingled in the playground for a while before the children were asked to line up behind their new teachers. Most of the kids are half-Chinese (with one Western parent) although there's a sprinkling of 'full' Westerners. After a while, the lines of children disappeared into the building to their classes. I felt proud and a bit teary to be honest. So, they went off to hopefully make new friends - and so did we with various parents over coffee.
Emotionally drained, I went off to the opening of Beijing International Book Fair to give a speech about China being the country of honour at London Book Fair 2012. Easy by comparison!