Caister pupils Mandarin lessons

MORE than five months' work by pupils at schools in Caister culminated in a day of events at the school. Following a visit to Shanghai in China last year, four teachers organised the 100 word project with their sister schools Dong'Er Primary and Middle School in China, which has seen pupils from all three Caister schools take regular lessons in Mandarin from Tracey Dai.

MORE than five months' work by pupils at schools in Caister culminated in a day of events at the school.

Following a visit to Shanghai in China last year, four teachers organised the 100 word project with their sister schools Dong'Er Primary and Middle School in China, which has seen pupils from all three Caister schools take regular lessons in Mandarin from Tracey Dai.

The project originates from the Beijing Olympic Games where public workers in China have been asked to learn 100 English words. The Caister schools took the concept and adapted it. Pupils from Caister First School performed an animation using Chinese colours; Caister Middle produced a drama performance of Chinese words and pupils at Caister High performed a dance to Chinese music.

All performances were filmed and a copy will be sent to the sister school in Shanghai.

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