Published on: 9 November 2017

As part of the School’s Mandarin course, Year 6 boys have the special opportunity each year to participate in an end of year Chinese culture excursion, allowing them an authentic experience of Chinese culture and cross-cultural understanding.

Organised by Mandarin teacher Ms Li Liu with the support of all Year 6 teachers, this year’s full-day excursion included a Chinese Kung Fu workshop in Balcatta, a visit to the Chung Wah Association, a Yum Cha lunch at Dragon Palace, finishing with refreshing bubble tea in Northbridge.

Year 6 attendee Sivan Sharma said “During the Kung Fu workshop we learnt how to use Kung Fu as a tool of self-control and various other forms. Perhaps I’ll join one day!”

“The excursion went beyond the Chinese classroom, offering our Year 6 boys a great authentic Chinese learning experience. This enhances our Chinese learning program by allowing students to immerse in aspects of Chinese culture that may be the same, similar or different from their very own. Most importantly, we had plenty of fun,” says Ms Li Liu.

It is currently estimated that the number of people learning Mandarin around the world has increased to 100 million as our globe becomes increasingly interconnected.