LETTERS sent by Scotch Oakburn pupils to Chinese President Xi Jinping have resulted in his invitation for the children to visit China.
The 22 year 5 pupils who wrote letters in Mandarin to President Xi, telling him why he should visit Tasmania, will next month travel to China as guests of the Chinese government.
They have already had the opportunity of meeting President Xi on his visit to Tasmania last year.
Their six-day visit has been organised by the Chinese government and will include trips to the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall of China.
The pupils, who are now in year 6, will officially be welcomed by China's Ministry for Education, and will also visit their new sister school Jiangshan School in Beijing, which President Xi's daughter attended.
Scotch Oakburn principal Andy Muller said it was an amazing opportunity not only for his school and the pupils but for Launceston and Tasmania.
He said the school was extremely grateful to the Chinese Ambassador to Australia, Ma Zhaoxu, who helped organise the trip.
"President Xi has talked a lot about the importance of young people understanding each other's cultures and worlds. I think he sees this as an opportunity, on a small scale, to be able to do that," Mr Muller said.
"Starting this relationship with our sister school might lead to student and teacher exchanges ... I'm certainly hoping it will have flow-on effects and not just for our school."
Premier Will Hodgman said it was fantastic to see the next generation of Tasmanians building on the rich connections with China.