think, both of our country should be very proud to have a friend, a representative like him,” he said.
At present, there are more than 800 13-18-year-old students at the
School, including nearly 60 Chinese students, most of whom are from Hong Kong.
Uppingham school was founded in 1584. The famous British educator Edward Thri
ng (1821-87) used to be its headmaster and took the lead in proposing the concept of “all-around education”.
Thring opened the first school gymnasium in England, introduced wood and metal workshops, and provided a sw
imming pool. In academic matters he stressed sound training in mathematics, the classics, and music. In 1869 he fou
nded the Headmasters’ Conference, an organization that had a great influence in English school education.