Category Archives: Confucius hub

Mandarin Classes at the Zoo with the Confucius Institute

‘Zoo Fun with Mandarin’ level one mini course – The first of the Confucius Institute’s after school family Mandarin classes. This is a 4 week course held on Wednesday afternoons at 4.30-5.30 for families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. It is suitable for 8 years to adult. You will be learning Mandarin while also learning about our animals and RZSS projects. To benefit from the course, attendance at all four sessions is advised. 14th Nov, 21st Nov, 28th Nov and 5th Dec. (These will continue into 2019 and we will offer on different days – this is just our first session and only available Wednesdays at present)

To find out more or book any of the above, please contactsrobb@rzss.org.uk or 07963 070654. 

P3b Chinese Culture Week Fun

The pupils took part in a great many activities during Chinese Cultural week and at the end of it, showcased some of their learning during an assembly. The children planned, prepared and performed the story of the Chinese Zodiac to pupil’s in Primary 2 and 4.

Well done to everyone for such a team effort and confident performance! We had some awesome narrators using scripts, amazing actors wearing masks that they had designed and made themselves and a props department who created a wonderful river and signs.

A special mention goes to Allan who had to step in at the very last minute to play the part of the Jade Emperor and did a brilliant job!

P7 Zoo trip

P7 went to the Zoo this week and attended the official opening of the Confucius Science hub at Edinburgh Zoo.

We had the chance to see the pandas and explore the zoo, as well as attend the ceremony where we sang for the guests. Afterwards, we took part in a variety of workshops which included Chinese tea, crafts, calligraphy, dressing up, music and using chopsticks.

Nursery Zoo trip for Chinese Culture Week

The snow cleared and the sun came out and we had a brilliant day at the zoo!

We actually got to see the pandas – they were amazing!  We saw so many other animals too and really close up – look at our photos of the lions, tigers – ‘ROAR’.  Alden is our very brave new friend of the lion!  After a whole day out we were really, really tired (some of us fell asleep on the bus!!!!)  but we had some great memories to take home with us!