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Sixth Former Wins Trip to China

Many congratulations to Henry Siddall, L6, who has been awarded a four week scholarship in Beijing at the Language and Cultural University.


Departing in August he will take part in a fully funded trip to study Mandarin Chinese and also engage in a number of cultural visits. Henry has been attending Mandarin classes at Birkdale, provided through the Confucius Institute connection with Sheffield University, for the past two years. He sat the basic HSK 1 paper last year gaining a score of over 90%, and is now working towards HSK 2.

His interest, determination and progress in the subject were noted by the Mandarin Chinese tutor at Birkdale, who put him forward for the scholarship. Beijing LCU made the final selection from the nominees and Henry was one of the successful students.

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