Immersed in Chinese culture
LOCAL high school students have had the chance to put their foreign language skills to the test.
Year 9 students of Mandarin Chinese from Coffs Harbour High School headed to Sydney to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.
Lion dances, martial arts demonstrations and a giant rabbit lantern were all part of the Twilight Parade which was held in the streets of Chinatown.
The students, whose enthusiasm in the crowd earned them a spot on the SBS Mandarin News, described the parade as “the most awesome thing” they had ever seen.
In addition to the Twilight Parade, the students also visited the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbour, and the ‘First Emperor’ exhibition of China’s terracotta warriors at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Many of students are in their second year of Mandarin studies at Coffs Harbour High School and enjoy learning this fascinating language in one of the most beautiful classrooms in the school.
Coffs High looks forward to presenting its first candidates for the School Certificate in Mandarin Chinese next year and for the HSC in 2014.
To assist them in their studies, students will be given the opportunity to visit China in 2012.