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S1 (Y7) China Day

Last week's China Day at Birkdale saw S1 (Y7) pupils enjoying a variety of workshops which included Mandarin classes, calligraphy, paper cutting and Chinese  dancing.

The day was run by the Confucius Institute who provide Birkdale with activities within the curriculum for students to become familiar with Chinese culture, art, music and history.

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 was awarded a Confucius Classroom 2 years ago.

Many boys from across the school, as well as a contingent of parents enjoy Mandarin Chinese lessons at Birkdale with weekly after school clubs. Please see the timetable below for details of classes running from September 2015. If you are interested in participating please contact Mrs Lebon for more details. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mandarin classes at Birkdale School from September 2015


4.00 – 4.45p.m.                       Beginners S4 / S5

5.00 – 6.30p.m.                       Beginners staff & parents

7.30 – 9.00 p.m.                      Improvers staff & parents


4.00 – 5.00p.m.                       Taster class for 6th form & staff

4.00 – 5.30p.m.                       Advanced for staff & parents



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