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.
Course details can e accessed by clicking here.