Mandarin lessons at Hereward House allow the students to begin exploring this unique and exciting language. Lessons focus primarily on oral Chinese, getting the student communicating as early as possible. Students are also taught how to read lots of Chinese characters, and start to develop a feel for how to write them as well. Learning Mandarin contributes to the social development and awareness of the students, and sets them up for a future using this increasingly vital skill.
The Chinese Dragons Club is focused on teaching Chinese culture with the aim for children to learn and understand other cultures. Pupils discover China’s famous cities and ancient sites. They celebrate all the Chinese festivals and learn the legends behind them. They participate in exciting arts and crafts including Chinese calligraphy, paper-cutting and fan-making. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to get a head start in understanding and appreciating the country in a global world.