Mandarin in Blackpool

Primary Mandarin is thriving in the bracing sea-air of Blackpool where three local Primary Academies, Anchorsholme, Hawes Side and Waterloo are all teaching the language.

On a recent visit to the town, James Trapp, IOE CI’s Primary Network Coordinator spent a day at Anchorsholme to help them celebrate the opening of their Confucius Classroom, awarded by the University of Lancaster, and a day at Hawes Side, opening with a whole school assembly and then running object investigation and taiji workshops with Years 3 and 4.

Many thanks to Izzy and Leo who put together this record of the day (see the video at the top of the page).