Gifted and Talented Year 8 Mandarin Taster Day
Year 8 Gifted and Talented students had the opportunity to experience a Mandarin taster day on Friday 22nd June. During the day students learnt Chinese numbers, how to talk about their family in Chinese, solve traditional Chinese riddles, learnt about Chinese culture as well as having an authentic Chinese lunch including chop stick lessons. On top of this students learnt how to ‘lion dance’ at the end of the day which was the perfect end to a truly inspiring day.
“I really enjoyed the experience of studying another culture and learned a lot during the day.........it was a once in a life time event.” – Jemima Briscombe
“I enjoyed the experience very much. It was really fun and educational. We learned things like tones, numbers and Chinese characters.........Amazing experience.” – Natasha De Castro Tree
“The Mandarin Taster day was a great learning experience. The activities were fun, especially the Lion Dance. We learned numbers in Pin Yin and how to say different tones. The Chinese food was delicious. The whole day was amazing.” – Katie Lockett
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“The Mandarin Taster day gave me an insight into a part of the world I had never really seen. I loved the experience.....” – Eden Openshaw