Monthly Archives: February 2011

Chinese New Year in Schools – February 2011

February, being Chinese New Year period is a month when demand for China Days are at their peak. Many schools use the combination of the half term break and the Chinese New Year to fit in some non-curricular activities.

The Institute is organising a number of China Days for Confucius Classrooms in February.

If you go down to the Gyle today….

This half term week at the Gyle, you will have the chance to meet Edinburgh Zoo`s large and cuddly Giant Panda mascots!

Stop by the Confucius Institute activity area where there are activities for kids and info for adults including

Dot-to-dot panda pictures with Chinese numbers
How to draw bamboo
How to write the Chinese character for `bamboo`
Get your name written in Chinese
Test your chopstick skills
Have your picture taken with a panda mascot (11am – 3pm)
See Chinese learning materials, videos, pictures, and more
Pick up your free copy of a China Daily European edition newspaper,
as well as lots of info on China and learning Chinese.

Enter our simple survey and each day one lucky winner will be drawn who will receive a family ticket for four to visit Edinburgh Zoo.

See you at the Gyle!