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News - Jul 7

Day 1 of our Immersive programme of Mandarin with Mrs Johnson:  Today marks the start of our two week Virtual Intensive Study China 2022 for our Mandarin learners. This programme will run from Monday 4th of July to Friday 15th July. The programme is delivered on behalf of the Department of Education by UCL Institute of Education in partnership with the British Council and will see 16 prestigious hosting universities across 12 cities in China working together to welcome Year 9 Mandarin Excellence Programme (MEP) students around the UK into their cities and culture. Mrs Johnson, Mandarin, worked really hard with her students to come up with this exciting video presenting our school. A lovely way to kick off this amazing immersive experience. Enjoy the video in Mandarin with English subtitles.

Day 2 of our Immersive programme of Mandarin with Mrs Johnson:  Apart from learning from their teachers in China and talking to their peers online, our Year 9 students have been busy doing a Batik art project in the afternoon.

Batik is a fabric dyeing technique that is common to Southern China, especially in the picturesque Yunnan Province.

With the help from Mr Fitzgerald from the Art department, our students recreated this traditional Chinese art form on campus, and each designed their very own T-shirt and tote bag. Everyone chose their favourite characters or words. On display we have 'cool', 'cute', 'fish' and even 'dragon' t-shirts!

Bring on Day 3...!