Primary School China Weeks

“Following our recent introduction to the history, culture and tradition of China, may I thank you for co-ordinating this exciting initiative. I have spoken with many parents of the children involved and they have all commented on how interested and motivated the children are. The teachers and I were most impressed by the commitment of the team who visited the school.”

Headteacher, Rhydypenau Primary School

Over 30 China week programmes have taken place in Primary Schools in Wales in the 2009-2010 academic year. These are important opportunities for school children (particularly those in Key Stage 2) to grasp a basic appreciation of China and the Chinese language, which may then raise aspirations for language development in Key Stage 2 and 3.

The week is designed to provide eight 1hr workshops from a range of different aspects of language and culture including:

  • Tai Chi
  • Chinese cooking
  • Chinese handicrafts
  • Calligraphy
  • Mandarin language
  • Chinese history
  • Chinese dance and early Morning Exercises
  • Chinese songs
  • Traditional face and mask painting

The children receive a Chinese Factsheet & Case Study at the beginning of the week that can be shared with parents/carers and at the end of the week each child will be presented with a personalised Certificate of Attendance in English and Chinese, which will bear the logos of all the participating bodies and which can also include the school logo.

Schools often opt to end the week with a presentation or assembly where the pupils can demonstrated what they are learning to other pupils and parents.

Are you interested in having a team visit your school to run a China Week? Contact us for further details and to check availability and costs.

China Week