Students Enjoy Chinese Cultural Day
In June, students took part in a Chinese Cultural Day to learn about Chinese heritage and culture.
The event was hosted by Essex China Educational Links Essex –Jiangsu Centre for Chinese Studies and was attended by students from 71M and 81M. Students learnt to read and speak Mandarin, make shadow puppets, practice calligraphy, and even learnt to sing a song in Mandarin.
The educational day was thoroughly enjoyed by all, and ended with students taking part in a traditional Chinese festival, complete with costumes and musical instruments.
Mrs Green, Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Moulsham High School, said “I am very pleased with the way the day went. The students absolutely loved all the activities and the festival in the afternoon was a real highlight.”
A Year 8 student added “I really enjoyed the Mandarin Day because I learnt about the culture and language. I am amazed by some of the things I learnt about their school day! My aunt is Chinese so now I can talk to her in Mandarin which I am very excited about. Xie xie to everyone involved.”
We are hoping to be able to offer the event again in future for more students, and are also looking into running Mandarin classes after school from October 2018.