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8 October 2015

On 23 September, the Manchester Confucius Institute attended the launch of our third Confucius Classroom at Bolton School Junior Boys. Our working partnership started two years ago.

On 23 September, the Manchester Confucius Institute attended the launch of our third Confucius Classroom at Bolton School Junior Boys. Our working partnership started two years ago with a one day Chinese taster session, followed by an after school club and a supply teacher who delivered mandarin lessons. 
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The launch event and a school network meeting afterwards marked a significant milestone in the recent history of our involvement with local schools. Head teachers of five schools attended and discussed their individual journeys of introducing Chinese Mandarin to their schools. Projects like the organisation of school trips to China and a handbook for schools and local teacher training were also shared amongst the Confucius Classrooms. We hope that regular networking meetings in the future will result in all Confucius Classrooms and linked schools working closer together and learning from each other. Plans for 2016 include a joint teacher training programme at a local school with input from both the Confucius Institute and the five schools in question.

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