Headteacher, Mrs Rose Hetherton was delighted to welcome Sir Christopher Hum to Downlands Community School as part of the ‘Speakers for Schools’ initiative. Sir
Christopher Hum, former British Ambassador to People’s Republic of China, spoke to Downlands students about his work as a diplomat in Hong Kong, Beijing, Brussels, Paris, Warsaw and New York as well as his love of languages and his studies at Cambridge University.
He entertained the students with tales of extraordinary events in Beijing and how the embassy supported UK nationals as well as promoting UK business interest in China.
“The students were able to quiz Sir Christopher about his experiences and get a true insight into his very interesting career.”
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