Sign in: Staff/Students
The pupils celebrate their graduation at the end of the course
Pupils from Pleasant Street Primary School have been finding out more about Chinese culture with the help of University of Liverpool students and ‘Professor Long Long’.
Chinese students, ably assisted by mascot Professor Long Long (meaning ‘little dragon’ in Mandarin), have been teaching the year five and six pupils everything from language skills to using chopsticks, as part of a programme developed by the University’s Educational Opportunities team and the Confucius Institute.
Liverpool Chinese students help the children learn more about Chinese culture
The idea behind the programme is to bring Chinese students more into contact with schools and for young people to learn more about Chinese culture. As a result the five students who have taken part in the programme have been helping teachers show pupils how to design their own Chinese opera masks, take part in a Tai Chi exercise, paper cutting, a chopsticks game and learning common words such as colours.
The scheme began in May and culminated in July with a graduation ceremony on campus where each school pupil was presented with a certificate.
As well as picking up bits of language, the pupils are taught how to use chopsticks
Kevin Hornblower, who is the University’s Project Director for the Programme, said: “An understanding of Chinese culture is going to be increasingly important as these children grow up, so the more they can learn now the better.
“But it’s not just about learning and having fun for the pupils. It also gives our Chinese students an insight into life in the UK which they might never see in the normal course of their studies.
“The students really enjoy teaching people about their home country and gain a lot from seeing how schools in the UK work.”
The students gain a lot from seeing how British schools work, and the pupils are able to ask questions and discover more about Chinese culture and tradition
Find out more about the programme, including information on how to receive a teaching pack here.
You must be logged in to post a comment.
All recent news
Liverpool Literary Festival returns October 8 -10
£3m secured as part of major new AHRC Towards a National Collection initiative
New AI tool developed by University of Liverpool researchers accelerates discovery of new materials
Inhibiting targets of SARS-CoV-2 proteases can block infection, study shows
Tandem Nano secures licence agreement for long-acting technologies for malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C
'COVID vaccines for under-16s: why competent children in the UK can legally decide for themselves.' Read this new @ConversationUK piece by Prof @helenstalford (@LIVEChildRights), Dr Kerry Barry (@LivUni) and Dr @aoifedalylaw (@LawUCC) #vaccine #consent
In this video Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself), patron of the Science Fiction Foundation, introduces some of the wonders and oddities from our holdings!
Did you know that we hold the largest catalogued collection of science fiction in Europe?🚀
Reported today in @naturecomms, @MIF_UoL & @LC_Mater_Design researchers create a new collaborative #AI tool that reduces the time & effort required to discover truly new materials.
The tool has already discovered 4 new materials.