Sunday, January 24, 2016

Explaining China in Kilcullen schools

The massive country of China is no longer as much a mystery as it might have been to students of Scoil Bhride and CPC, writes Brian Byrne.

That's because locally-raised Garreth Byrne spend several days this past week in both schools talking about the country where he spent most of the last dozen years as a teacher of English.

Now retired, Garreth brought his experiences to life with the aid of his own Powerpoint programme, incorporating much information and lots of his own photographs. Over his time in China, he taught in a number of different universities there, his last posting being Changchun in the north-eastern part of the country.

He recently retired and lives in Dromahair in Co Leitrim. Prior to going to China, he spent many years as a teacher in a number of African countries.

NOTE: Garreth is a brother of the Diary's editor, Brian Byrne.