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Mandarin Club

A weekly club for Year 5 children from local primary schools to experience a range of activities focussed on language learning, covering many Chinese cultural topics such as music, crafts, calligraphy, dance and festivals.

Background

The Queen’s School is the only independent school in the north of England to be officially recognised for the excellence of its work in promoting the study of Mandarin Chinese. The school was awarded the coveted accolade of being designated a Confucius Classroom and as part of that status offers children from local primary schools the opportunity to learn the world’s most widely-spoken language through an outreach programme. Pupils from various primary schools enjoy a free weekly after school club where they learn basic conversational Mandarin from our Hanban teacher aiming to benefit junior children in maintained schools and to inspire a love of languages in local children.

Boys and girls welcome. 

Resources

One Hanban teacher planning and delivering the weekly club.

Refreshments for the children attending

Impact

Local primary school children who may not otherwise get the opportunity to learn Mandarin benefit from the resources, facilities and expertise of The Queen’s School. The club enables children to enjoy the challenge of learning an exciting language and feedback has been very successful. The club also provides enrichment for the more able and talented pupils in local schools.

Pupil Involvement

Around 20 children from local primary schools sign up to take part in the club.

Frequency

A weekly club offered during the spring and summer terms