Confucius Classroom at Wigan & Leigh College celebrates “Chinese Culture Week”

[Source]    the Confucius Classroom at Wigan & Leigh College [Time]    2015-07-10 17:18:55 
 

From June 18th to 26th, the Confucius Classroom at Wigan & Leigh College, together with St. John Fisher Catholic High School, jointly celebrated the “Chinese Culture Week”, which attracted a total of over 1,000 teachers and students.

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A group photo of the participants

The auditorium resounded with waves of warm applauses. Among the amazing shows given by professional dancers, Shan Wu Dan Qing (Rhythm of Fan Painting) left the audience in awe. After the performances, the students were eager to try on the classical Chinese costumes and moved their bodies to the music together with the performers. Having learned some basic movements of classical dance, they started to dance to the smashing hit song Little Apple. Towards the end of the event, the students performed a catwalk show in Chinese dance costumes and struck different poses. Both the teachers and students enjoyed themselves in a happy atmosphere.

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A dancer performing Shan Wu Dan Qing (Rhythm of Fan Painting)

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Dancers and students dressed in traditional Chinese costumes

On the venue for martial arts, teachers of the Confucius Classroom demonstrated the skills of Changquan (a Chinese external martial art), swords, broadswords, Taijiquan (a Chinese internal martial art) and free combat. The elegant Changquan routines and swordplay drew rounds of applause from the excited students. “Punch! Kick! Hey! Ha!”—the whole court resounded with students’ shouts.

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Students eager to perform after putting on the Taijiquan costumes

Walter, an official of St. John Fisher Catholic High School, expressed his thanks to the Confucius Classroom at Wigan & Leigh College for bringing them such an unforgettable, which offered the children a chance to understand the unique and charming Chinese culture. He also hoped that the Confucius Classroom would organize more of such events together with his school in the future and both sides could establish long-term cooperation to launch courses on Chinese language, dance and martial arts at his school.

By Dong Lianda & Yang Qingjing

 
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