FEBRUARY 2019 2 Follow us on Facebook: Cheshire Independent To advertise in the Independent contact Robin via email robin @ cheshire independent or call 01625 501675 Independent CHESHIRE No part of this publication may be used or reproduced without the express permission of the publisher. Every effort is made to ensure that the articles and advertisements that are carried are authentic, however the publisher of the Cheshire Independent accepts no responsibility for claims made. Investors in Publishing Ltd 2018. Cheshire Independent is published monthly by Investors in Publishing. Publishing House, 3 Bridgebank Industrial Estate, Taylor Street, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7PD. Tel. 01204 478812 Fax. 01204 667345. SalesDirector: ROBINATKINS 01625 501675 Editor: JOHNPATRICK Classified Sales: JAYNEMEADOWCROFT 01204 478812 CHINESE teachers observed classroom methods in a Cheadle Hulme school in a bid to learn the formula for a suc- cessful British education. Greenbank Preparatory School was the first stop on a two-week tour of theUK for 17 Chinese teachers on a cultural exchange fromYangzhouCity. Jiangsu Province Education Department organised the exchange programme between teachers in the North West and Jiangsu Province on theYangtze River to share best practiceworld-wide. Kino Ju, who studied inter- national education at the university of Manchester and now coordinates the trips with Suman Education International, said: “The Chinese teachers were very impressedwithhowhappy the children and teachers were at Greenbank and how they all enjoyed the work rather than seeing it as a task.” She added: “There is a very inclusive culture in which teachers and children work together and the par- ents are very much included too and I think the Chinese teachers enjoyed that spe- cial atmosphere.” In turn, Greenban, has been adopting methods devel- oped in China to improve its maths teaching. Adam Dyson Greenbank’s deputy head and subject specialist, said: “Maths teach- ing is evolving all the time and we must look world- wide for the secrets to sustained improvement.” THE first phase of construction work on Congleton’s £90million link road is set to begin inMarch. Local people and businesses have a chance to meet the contractors to learn more about the project as some prelim- inary work gets underway this month. With much of the route spanning open land, the contractors, Graham, say a lot of the work will be hidden from view and traffic disruption kept to a minimum. The new road, which has been in the pipeline for a number of years, will join the A534 Sandbach Road to the west and the A536 Macclesfield Road to the north, significantly improving travel between Macclesfield, Congleton and the M6. 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Cheshire East Council says resi- dents, businesses, stakeholders and other interested bodies are invited to attend a ‘meet the contractors’ event at Black Firs Primary School in Con- gleton, on January 29 between 5pm and 7.30pm. The project team will be on hand to explain in detail the construction aspects of the build, how disruption will be minimised and will seek to allay any concerns people may have. Cheshire East Council awarded the construction contract to Graham in July 2018 following a competitive tendering process involving several other bidders. Don Stockton, cabinet member for environment, said: “I do hope that res- idents, interested groups and organi- sations, as well as businesses will take advantage of this opportunity to meet with the contractors and learn more about this exciting scheme.” Alastair Lewis, contract manager for Graham, added: “We are always keen to work with stakeholders to drive com- munity engagement and keep people informed about the work that we do. “This event will provide an opportu- nity for us to speak directly with road users and the communities in Congle- ton to help reduce disruption where possible during our works. We have developed a programme that intends to cause as little disruption as possible.” The road is due to be open to traffic in late 2020. Cheshire East Council will contribute up to £24m towards the scheme with the balance coming from central government and devel- oper contributions. In a jam: Road congestion in Congleton