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Confucius Institute 曼彻斯特大学孔子学院

China Day workshops

Introduce primary and secondary school pupils to a range of Chinese cultural activities.

Our China Day programme is the perfect way to introduce the pupils of your school to an exciting range of Chinese cultural activities.

Get your pupils using Chinese numbers, talking about the Chinese zodiac and learning their own Chinese names in a relaxed and playful environment.

Workshop topics

Children at primary school painting Chinese symbols
Engage children in fun activities related to Chinese culture such as painting Chinese symbols.

We offer a flexible selection of workshops designed to introduce a range of language and cultural elements to your pupils. Based on the needs and ages of your particular group, we will design a bespoke package of activities for your China Day from a broad selection of topics including:

  • Chinese language taster
  • Chinese New Year taster
  • Taichi
  • Games on Chinese culture and customs
  • Chinese songs and traditional musical instruments
  • Folk dance
  • Calligraphy
  • Chinese traditional brush painting
  • Chinese arts and crafts (traditional paper cutting, paper folding and knot making)
  • Traditional Chinese stories and literature

Workshop requirements

Our sessions with teaching with PowerPoint slides require an audiovisual-equipped teaching room. 

If you are booking calligraphy or brush painting sessions to be delivered to a number of different year groups, we ask that one single space is provided for the day, as the set up can be quite time-consuming.  

Our dance workshops are best held in a school hall with audio equipment available to play the accompanying music. 


Our workshop sessions are 45-60 minutes long, with one teacher for up to 30 children. We charge £120 for up to three individual workshops sessions in one day.

If you would like to have two different types of workshops, we require that you book at least two workshop sessions of each in one day. For example, if you would like to provide taichi and a Mandarin taster in one day, we would ask that you book at least two workshop sessions of each for that day.

We can host a one-off one-hour workshop in some cases, which will incur a fixed rate cost of £120. 

Please note that the above prices do not include travel costs. These will be discussed with you upon booking. For most bookings, public transport will be used, but in the case of a music workshop, taxis may need to be used due to the size of the instruments.

How to book

Please note that during the Chinese New Year, workshops must be confirmed two weeks before the workshop date. During the rest of the year, workshops must be confirmed four weeks in advance. 

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