Birkdale is one of a select number of Schools to be recognised by the Confucius Institute for its work in promoting the study of Mandarin Chinese and in July 2013 was awarded the coveted accolade of becoming a Confucius Classroom.
The Confucius Institute also helps Birkdale provide activities within the curriculum to ensure that students become familiar with Chinese culture, art, music and history. Year 7 (S1) enjoy an annual Chinese day and Mandarin lessons are currently available to Years 8 and above (S2-U6) at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Some members of staff have also been able to attend Mandarin classes and in the academic year 2015-2016 we will be offering beginner and intermediate evening classes to all interested Senior School parents.
Birkdale has also enjoyed considerable success in recent years in the painting competition organised by the Confucius Institute as part of its Chinese New Year celebrations and we hope that this will continue for many years to come.
Courses begin from week beginning 28 September & details can be accessed by clicking here.