#9 Lolly Thompson – China through the eyes of a newcomer
Lolly is from the UK she is the mother of 4 grown children. Over the past 19 years she has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Qatar, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia and now China. Although her main career in the UK was that of a Hotel General Manager, Lolly has been privileged to work across a broad range of industries since traveling. She currently works for an American International School in Shekou. As a newcomer to China herself, she shares fresh insights into the early days of adjustment and gives fantastic advice for integrating into the local community–for your own good!
I quickly learned, to get the best out of a place, you’ve got to integrate into it.
How she got to China
Lolly has been a supporting spouse for over 20 years and the move to Shenzhen isn’t an exception! Now just six months into her journey, she is loving her experience so far!
Memorable “This is China” moment
Scooters violating red lights have almost clipped Lolly a time or two and beeping horns used to really throw her off course.
What made her current role attractive
Interacting with other people is one of Lolly’s strengths so admissions is a perfect match for her.
What’s special about her school
Because of it’s small size, there’s a very family feel to the school. In terms of curriculum, the teachers use a project-based learning approach to educate the students.
What sort of teacher would thrive there
Obviously open-minded and sensitive to other cultures because the children come from around the world; additionally, they must be a great team-player as each teacher has a local Chinese teaching assistant.
- Shenzhen American International School–Shekou
- Dafen Oil Painting Village
- Shekou Community Center (SCC)
Connecting with Lolly
Email her at email@example.com