Girls from around the region travelled to Chester recently to enjoy a day dedicated to Chinese culture at The Queen’s School’s annual Mandarin Morning at the Lower School.
Almost 50 girls aged between 7 and 10 attended the popular free event, taking part in activities including lion dancing, making Chinese puppets and hand drums, peacock dancing and a Mandarin language session. All girls took home traditional Chinese gifts.
10-year-old Melody Lewis from Holywell said: “There were so many different activities all morning and I especially enjoyed making a terracotta warrior. I have taught some people in my school in assembly how to count in Mandarin. I had a really fun morning.”
Head of Lower School, Felicity Taylor continued: “The Mandarin morning is always a huge success. We are delighted to welcome so many girls to our outreach programme. The Hanban teachers are superb in bringing Mandarin to life. The girls learnt such a lot about the culture of China, many of whom return year after year and are becoming quite skilful at the language now.”
Lynnette Ketchell, Head of Modern Languages at the school added: “China offers such a wide range of opportunities to explore the culture and we were pleased to be able to share some of these with our visitors.”
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