Activities and Opportunities for Schools

1 July 2016 China Day Ormskirk School 7A distinctive approach of the Edge Hill University Confucius Institute is the engagement with schools from one off sessions such as assemblies and activity days through to Mandarin Chinese clubs and full programmes of language development. We also have a full suite of CPD
opportunities for Primary, Early Years and Secondary teachers to complement the suggested activities mentioned and to allow for further cross curricular learning to be established.

Please see an example of a Sample Activity Day and what we can provide for your school.

The institute is able to offer a suite of opportunities for teachers working in schools through negotiation with the Confucius Institute.

Chinese New Year 2020 – Activities for Schools

Free Events for Schools

People participipating in Dragon Dancing, watching Chinese Lion Dance, Performers juggling benches and people dressing in traditional Chinese clothing














School-Based Workshops:

As part of the forthcoming Chinese New Year celebrations, the Confucius Institute is offering schools free one-hour workshops on school premises. The workshops will introduce the origins of Chinese New Year, Chinese New Year customs and traditions and provide an opportunity for pupils to participate in paper cutting/lantern making etc. The Workshops are free of charge but we ask that the school provide transport for the Confucius Institute teachers.

The workshops are available between 6 January – 28th February 2020. Please note there is limited availability so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Campus-Based Activities:

The Confucius Institute is hosting a range of activities on-campus on Wednesday 29th January 2020, to celebrate the Year of the Rat. We would like to offer your pupils the opportunity to come along and participate in all or just one of our activities:

  • Chinese Street Market 9.30 – 3 pm (attend for approximately 1 hour)  
  • Dragon Dance Workshops 9.30 – 3 pm (each workshop is approximately 50 minutes)
  • Chinese New Year Extravaganza (1.15-2.30 pm)

If you are interested in the workshops or attending the performance, please contact the Confucius Institute on or ring 01695 657765 for further information.



































For further information please contact:
01695 657765

Language Classes for Schools

The Confucius Institute is able to offer Chinese language classes for children of all ages.  The classes will introduce children to the basic features of the Chinese language:  pronunciation of the four tones and the key sounds in Chinese; the different components of Chinese characters; and the main sentence structures.  Classes can lead to YCT, HSK or GCSE qualifications.

The teaching approach is interactive and mainly focused on building students’ listening and speaking skills.  It also expands the ability of reading and writing Chinese characters.

For further information please contact:
01695 657765

Activity Days for Schools

M4xN652x06MNqhweAOOX0VvYV_G5dKKfSMSIPwOeSJYThe Confucius Institute is able to offer “Activity days” for children of all ages. These days are educational and offer a fun engagement with Chinese language and culture. Schools are able to select the number of sessions they require – building up to a half day or a full day. Sessions are 50 minutes. A half day would be three sessions and a full day would have six. These sessions can be tailored to the needs of the school and could be six different sessions or the same session repeated to a number of year groups.

Sessions include:

  • Chinese culture, traditions and festivals
  • Chinese language
  • Calligraphy
  • Health and well being (including Tai Chi, Chinese Medicine and Chinese Tea ceremonies)
  • Chinese playground games
  • Chinese songs and music
  • Chinese lantern making
  • Chinese food and the use of chopsticks
  • Chinese New Year and the Lunar Calendar
  • China life – living and working in ChinaFor further information please contact:
    01695 657765

Mandarin Chinese Clubs

CNY EHU 16-30To support language development and wider engagement across the school the Confucius Institute has developed lunch-time and after-school clubs to be run at individual schools over a termly period. The club would be a good taster of a full taught programme and complement the GCSE and A Level programmes for younger students. The exact focus of each term is to be decided in conjunction with the school and can be made bespoke to your needs but may include:

  • Language and calligraphy
  • Culture, traditions, festivals and food
  • Activity in China including Health and Well being, film, media, games and songs

We also offer parents the opportunity to learn alongside their child with our Parent and Child Language and Culture sessions.  Sample programme:  Parent-Child Mandarin Language and Culture Programme


For further information please contact:
01695 657765


6 Week Taster Course

CNY EHU 16-44For schools that are interested to develop Chinese further we are able to offer a six-week programme for pupils. Each session would be 50 minutes and can be tailored to the needs of the school. The language curriculum may include:

  • Culture, traditions and festivals
  • Language (including numbers, letters, words and pronunciation)
  • Calligraphy
  • Tai Chi
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Tea Ceremonies
  • Playground Games
  • Song, music and dance
  • Lantern Making
  • Paper cutting and folding
  • Chinese food and the use of chopsticks

In addition the Edge Hill Confucius Institute is also able to offer the following on an individual basis:

  • Support with one off events e.g. assembly focused around the Chinese New Year
  • Bespoke activities to support your needsFor further information please contact:
    01695 657765

For Teachers – Introducing Mandarin Chinese into the classroom

This programme is suitable for Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Education students and is provided free of charge for all groups.

This programme is specifically designed to equip non-Chinese speaking teachers to deliver Chinese arts and crafts as well as basic Mandarin taster sessions with the aid of tailor-made lesson materials.

For further information please contact:
01695 657765

For further information please contact:
01695 657765

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