Opening of Confucius Classroom at Carmel College, 26th June 2017

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Carmel College Confucius Classroom
Carmel College Confucius Classroom

On 26th June 2017, Carmel College held a grand ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Confucius Classroom at Carmel College. The Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, local Councillors and Governors of the College were on hand to enjoy speeches and performances, and to celebrate the development of Mandarin language at Carmel.

Confucius Classroom status is an award provided by the Confucius Institute Headquarters as recognition of a school’s achievements in teaching and learning. Carmel College becomes the first school to be awarded Confucius Classroom status in collaboration with Liverpool Confucius Institute.

Carmel College Principal, Mr Mike Hill, said: “Today is the culmination of three years of working with the Liverpool Confucius Institute to provide Mandarin to our students. Students at Carmel College now have the opportunity to learn Mandarin, sit the HSK exam and be eligible for scholarships to travel and study in China. We feel the Confucius Classroom will further broaden the horizons of our students and we are very proud of this new addition to the college.”

Councillor Joe Pearson, Mayor of St Helens, said: “I thank Carmel College for hosting such a wonderful and colourful event today. Carmel have opened a fantastic new facility, and it will provide more opportunities to students at the college.”

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