“We appreciate every UKCI member's contribution”
--A high school field trip to UKCI Excite Visitors
Lexington, KY, Dec. 5, 2011--Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky (UKCI) received a group of visitors from Atherton High School, Louville, KY on Dec. 2, and arranged three workshops of Chinese paper cut, Chinese calligraphy and Taiji as well as a tour to William Young Library—the central library of the university, where its first Chinese Culture Experience Center is located.
The visitors were headed by Ms. Jie Zhang, a Chinese teacher at Autherton High School. With UKCI’s carefully planned arrangements, the students had an opportunity of participating in all three workshops and practicing paper cutting, Chinese calligraphy and Taiji.
Following the workshops was a tour to William Young Library which has a huge collection of books and journals, features a distinctive architectural design, and is the seat of the university’s first Chinese Culture Experience Center.
The varied activities excited the high school visitors. “The field trip was so exciting and successful. Our students were so happy and had memorable moments,” said Ms. Jie Zhang. She thought that her students were lucky to learn paper cut, Chinese calligraphy and Taiji. “This definitely will help students understand Chinese culture. We appreciate every UKCI member’s contribution,” she remarked.
(Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky）