Successful China Day at Belvedere Academy sharing Chinese traditional arts

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Chinese Painting workshop with Roulin Zhen.

Liverpool Confucius Institute (LCI) recently provided a fun filled and inspiring China Day for Year 7 students at Belvedere Academy, showcasing and teaching Chinese traditional arts workshops including dance, music, craft, painting and calligraphy. This provided opportunities to develop knowledge of Chinese culture, building upon Mandarin language and Chinese studies at Belvedere. China Day at Belvedere Academy was a great success, pupils were delighted with the activities, enjoying the whole event.

“It was a fantastic cultural experience” Romesa

“My favourite was the music workshop. It was very different to anything I’ve done before” Isabella

“It was amazing. We had so much fun” Evangeline


Photograph of students learning a Chinese dance.


Julie Taylor, Belvedere Academy Principal said: “It was lovely to host such enthusiastic professionals. Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed a range of fantastic activities during the day which included dance and art; learning so much about Chinese culture.


Demonstration of Chinese music


Dr Penny Ding, LCI UK Deputy Director commented:

“We are very happy that our talented LCI teachers can bring beautiful Chinese art forms in a professional manner to local schools and communities in the Liverpool City Region.  We look forward to continuing to introduce these essences of Chinese culture.”

Dr Hua Zhang, LCI Chinese Deputy Director said: "It was great to see students completing the event excitedly holding their Chinese handcrafts and paintings they made with our teachers, at this our first China Day at Belvedere Academy."


Photograph of a student completing a craft during China Day


We received lots of other wonderful feedback from Belvedere students:

“I really enjoyed China Day because there was lots of activities I could participate in, and I really enjoyed learning about Chinese culture. I especially liked the Chinese dance because we got to use fans. I also liked the calligraphy. Overall the activities were really fun!” Trishna

“My favourite event in China Day was the dancing and ink painting because we learned a variety of new and interesting things.” Susie

“I really liked making the bracelets, dragon boats and ink painting. China Day was really fun.” Teo

“I enjoyed the painting. It was so simple but fun and calming.” Connie

“I enjoyed the crafts workshop the most because we got to make bracelets.” Eva

“My favourite part of China Day was music, it was very fun!” Ciara

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