Mandarin Taster at Charleston

Charleston Academy celebrated European Day of Languages with a series of fun activities.  All S1 pupils took part in a Languages event in the Hall.  Monica Lee-Macpherson and Wendy Wei from the Scottish Highlands & Islands and Moray Chinese Association (SHIMCA) were invited to speak about Chinese culture and Mandarin.  Pupils learned the numbers 1-10 in Mandarin and some basic phrases.  S1 pupils then took part in a Languages quiz where they were asked to identify different languages, famous people, European buildings, food and songs.  The winning team was The Kitty Cats.  Two S2 classes were also lucky enough to have a visit from the two Chinese teachers.

All pupils S1-S6 completed a quiz in registration classes about the languages spoken and countries visited by staff in school.  There are 7 bilingual members of staff and 21 languages spoken in total within the school community.

Well done to Amma Crombie in 1L who could remember the most numbers in Mandarin and will receive a prize donated by SHIMCA.

Miss Yvonne Gunn & Mrs Emma Harris, Languages Department

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