In celebration of the Year of the Pig, we are featuring a series of blogposts on our website to highlight the Chinese New Year celebrations of Confucius Classroom and Mandarin Excellence Programme (MEP) schools. For the seventh post in the series, we the CNY celebrations of Highdown School and Tytherington School.
Mandarin Teacher at Highdown School, Victor Wu, told us about their celebrations…
During the Chinese festive period, the new cohort of Highdown MEP members in Year 7 participated in their first school-led MEP Intensive Learning Day on Thursday 14 February.
This Intensive Learning Day included a series of activities allowing learners to deepen their knowledge about Chinese language and widen their knowledge about Chinese culture. We were especially excited about the performance delivered by the English rock band – Transition – who performed their songs in Mandarin. They also shared their learning experience of Mandarin and life experience in Taiwan.
The other two schools – Reading School and Woking High School – in the MEP regional network and their students also participated in this event for celebrating Chinese New Year together. There was a question and answer Treasure Hunt on our campus, where students had to answer the questions posed by our Y11 and Y12 students in Chinese and collect all the 10 stamps. There was also a character writing race, “Going for Gold” on CNY, Chinese traditions and chopsticks races.
Happy Chinese New Year!
With the help of the Tytherington School Art teacher, students and Chinese teacher Kati Kang celebrated the Chinese New Year by decorating the school reception.
We would like to thank Highdown School and Tytherington School for sharing their events with us.
Previous posts in the CNY series include
Oundle School/Sir Roger Manwood’s School.
Benenden School/Gumley House Convent School FCJ
Bay House School/Simon Langton School
Millfield/Calday Grange Grammar School