Children Workshop: The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is the longest structure in the world made by human and is  included in the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World. Do you know when and how it was built? Why did the Chinese build it? And what do they use it for today? If you want to see it, where do you need to go??

Monthly Chinese themed activities for children in Hove Library run by a group of friendly and experienced Chinese teachers. The activities are designed to improve children’s study abilities while Chinese language, arts and traditional virtues are embedded.

Theme: The Great Wall of China

Venue: Hove Library

Date: Saturday 10th November

Time: 10-11am

Contents: 1) History and facts about the Great Wall of China. 2) Stories about the Great Wall. 3) Travelling to see the Great Wall. 4) Useful Chinese words relevant to the Great Wall

Ability/skill improved: Understanding how people used to live in ancient China.

Cost: £12 per child, £10 each for siblings. Fees include materials.

Suitable for children aged 4-10. For booking, email your child’s name and age to mail@educatioinchina.co.uk Drop-in possible if class not full.

For more details of other sessions, please visit our website: http://www.educationchina.co.uk/Chinese_for_kids.html

Note: Parents of children under 7 can stay with their children if they wish to. Parents of children under 5 are advised to company their children in the class.

Children Workshop: The Story of Qi Xi

Monthly Chinese themed activities for children in Hove Library run by a group of friendly and experienced Chinese teachers.  The activities are designed to improve children’s study abilities while Chinese language, arts and traditional virtues are embedded.

Theme: The Story of Qi Xi

Venue: Hove Library

Date: Saturday 11 August    Time: 10-11am

Contents: Qi Xi Festival (or Festival of Girls) is a traditional Chinese festival celebrated since Han Dynasty (about 2000 years ago).

1) Story telling of Chinese traditional festival of Qi Xi. 2) Introduce the custom for Qi Xi Festival. 3) To raise children’s interest for astronomy.

To learn:

1) The story of the Festival and what do Chinese people do to celebrate it.

2) The concept of the Milky Way in the universe, and where Altair and Vega are in the sky.

2) Paper craft making (Qi Xi Festival Card making)

3) Chinese words for number 7, stars, cow, son, daughter etc.

Ability/skill improved: Imagination, hand skills for paper card making, colouring,  to appreciate a diverse culture.

Cost: Special rate for summer holiday (July and August)  £8 per child. Fees include materials.

Suitable for children aged 4-10.  For booking, email your child’s name and age to mail@educatioinchina.co.uk  Drop-in possible if class not full.

For more details of other sessions, please visit our website: http://www.educationchina.co.uk/Chinese_for_kids.html

Note: Parents of children under 7 can stay with their children if they wish to. Parents of children under 5 are advised to company their children in the class.

China: The world’s cleverest country?

Interesting article about Chinese education in today’s BBC New website… 🙂

China: The world’s cleverest country?

By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent

China’s results in international education tests – which have never been published – are “remarkable”, says Andreas Schleicher, responsible for the highly-influential Pisa tests.
The findings indicate that China has an education system that is overtaking many Western countries.

While there has been intense interest in China’s economic and political development, this provides the most significant insight into how it is teaching the next generation.

Read the full article on BBC’s website:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17585201