Congratulations to P6 and P7 pupils who entertained our audience with Chinese Poetry, Song and Dance during the very special YCT Certificate Presentation.
The pupils’ enthusiasm and enjoyment for learning Chinese Mandarin is always very evident during lessons but to hear the group sing, recite and dance so confidently for a large audience was truly magnificent! Well done to all!
There were special performances from our Chinese teachers Miss Yan and Ms Candice who recited a W.B. Yeats poem “When You are Old” in Chinese Mandarin. Miss Yan also played the Chinese Hulusi instrument.
We are delighted to offer our P7 pupils the opportunity to sit the YCT Exam -Youth Chinese Test, Mandarin Level 1. This is a fully accredited exam through the Hanban/Confucius Classroom and on successful completion pupils will receive a certificate. Miss Mae and Miss Lai our Mandarin Tutors have worked hard since September to prepare everyone and are delighted with the progress made.
Whilst this is an optional exam we would encourage all P7 pupils to take part, they have access to the lessons via the school website following the thread:
International Links- Links with China- Chinese Lessons
The exam will take place during normal Mandarin Class time and pupils will have opportunity to recap on vocabulary before hand.
The cost/child to sit the exam normally £15 is being subsidised this year through the school’s International Project Fund, so the cost/pupil will be £10.
Every P7 has been given a note with the relevant information, please detach and return the reply slip and payment a.s.a.p.
Over Easter Miss Crawley and Miss Mulkerns travelled to the city of Zhouzhu in Hunan Province, China. There they visited Baihe Primary school, our partner school in the British Council funded, Connecting Classrooms Project. Whilst there they observed lessons, spoke with teachers and pupils and even helped out in some of the English Classes. The pupils performed traditional Chinese Opera and dance, demonstrated how to form some of the calligraphy characters used in Mandarin and took every opportunity to speak in English practising all the phrases they have been learning in class.