The Sweyne Park Times
Fan Yang reporting …
Some of our Year 8 pupils were invited to an exciting day of Mandarin taster lessons -the China Day, now in its 12th year! Pupils learnt how to introduce themselves and count numbers in Chinese. They learned about the geography of China, finding out some interesting facts about China, its people, history and culture. After learning that Chinese is a pictographic language, the Year 8 pupils were very imaginative in associating the shape of the characters with its meaning! In the afternoon sessions the pupils enjoyed three workshops: Chinese calligraphy, which is about writing characters with a calligraphy brush; making the Red Envelope, the Chinese New Year present; and having fun with origami.