China video-conferenceLambeth Academy pupil Zoe Yibowei (left) works with teacher Hongwe in a Promethean interactive classroom demonstration. London and Chinese pupils studied languages together online in a live link-up between Lambeth Academy and Houhai school, Shenzhen.

They were learning the names of shapes in both English and Mandarin in a whiteboard video-conference organised by Promethean as part of a demonstration of UK interactive technology. It marked the visit to China by John Hutton, secretary of state for business, enterprise and regulatory reform. Part of his itinerary was a visit to Houhai school.

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