In a unique experiment, five teachers from China take over the education of 50 teenagers in a Hampshire school to see whether the high-ranking Chinese education system can teach us a lesson. Will the harsh regime of long days and strict discipline produce superior students? Or will the clash of two cultures create chaos in the classroom? After four weeks, the Chinese and British systems will go head to head with the whole year group sitting exams to see which teaching style gets the best results.

As the experiment continues in episode 2, the kids rebel against the strict teaching methods. Their behaviour gets worse, with the Chinese teachers struggling to deliver their lessons. Word gets back to the British headmaster and he decides it's time to intervene.


Join us for a screening of the second episode of this BBC documentary series, followed by a convener-led discussion.


Are Our Kids Tough Enough? (2015)

60 minutes – in English with subtitles

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