Harold Wood pupils come together and celebrate Chinese culture

PUBLISHED: 15:37 04 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:37 04 July 2016

Pupils from Redden Court Schoo presenting their art work

Pupils from Redden Court Schoo presenting their art work


Students got the chance to experiment with their artistic talents and embrace a new culture.

Pupils from Redden Court School, in Cotswold Road, Harold Wood, took part in a specially arranged Chinese cultural workshop and produced drawings inspired by Chinese art.

Among the guests were Li Jia, a renowned expert in Chinese calligraphy and Ping Wong, a writer and teacher of Mandarin.

Music was also part of the experience and Year 9 pupil Ting Ting gave a recital on the Guzheng - a 21 string musical instrument.

The workshop came ahead of a new initiative by the school to teach Mandarin starting in September.

Teacher Meg Ryan said: “The more we can introduce different cultures to our students the more this will foster a spirit of international friendship.”

Headteacher Paul Ward: “This was an important event - that our students really enjoyed.

“I am pleased to announce that from September Mandarin will be taught at Redden court school in after school sessions.

“China is a very important country so learning to communicate in one of the main Chinese languages will be a great asset to our students.”

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