Bearing in Mind the Root of China
Activities for Adopted Chinese Children from Confucius Classroom in Essex
End of the year 2010, the area in the East of England is still covered by snow. Cold weather forced most of the family can only stay at home, waiting at the warm fireplace, looking forward to the coming New Year. There burst laughter constantly in a community club in Doddinghurst, a village in Essex. Thirteen Chinese children accompanied by their British parents were learning Chinese in the "Friends of China". Chinese teachers of Confucius Classroom in Essex accepted the club’s invitation and carried out rich and colorful experience activities in a variety of Chinese learning and Chinese culture. All those were really achieved in good results.
Colorful activities made children a strong interest to Chinese culture. Children learned some basic spoken Chinese and got to know Chinese calligraphy which is regarded as one of the Chinese cultural treasures. They also learned to write their own names and the names of their birth places in Chinese. They tried Chinese paper cutting and paper folding. Teachers specifically for these children presented the modern civilization of their homeland. Finally, the teachers of Confucius classroom did a game with the children together to pass along flower with drumming. Children and parents hugged reluctant to part when teachers saying goodbye. They expressed the hope that the teachers of Confucius Classroom would participate in their activities once again.
Group photo to mark the occasion
Previously, teachers of Confucius Classroom have repeatedly participated in various community activities, such as Brownies, Scouts, girlguiding other clubs, showing Chinese culture to the British kids. To this end, Confucius Classroom has received letters of thanks from the parents and organizers. The British magazine CACH published in February 2011 also carried a report on this activity.(By Sun lili)