Together with Catholic Education SA, the Confucius Institute hosted the 3rd Annual Year 10 Chinese Cultural Experience program over 2 days on June 25 & 26.
Altogether 41 students from St. Peters College, Christian Brothers College, Walford Anglican School for Girls and Mt Gambier’s Tenison Woods College took part in a comprehensive program designed to give the students an insight to the importance of China in their future study and career plans together with an early taste of studying Chinese in a university environment.
This year’s program opened with encouragement given by Professor Mobo Gao, Dr. Glen Stafford and former Adelaide University students of Chinese to continue studying Chinese language and the benefits it will bring.
The students also learnt from the young Chinese staff of the Confucius Institute about growing up in modern China as well as hearing first-hand from Chinese overseas students at Adelaide University about working, studying, travelling and even shopping in their new life in Adelaide, Australia.
Other activities organised over the 2 days included the cultural workshops of taichi, Chinese painting, calligraphy, Chinese papercut art, Chinese knotting and learning about the traditional musical instrument the Guzheng.
The Confucius Institute is proud to support the efforts of these schools and Catholic Education SA in inspiring and preparing our next generation of South Australians for the Asian Century.