This symposium was in an effort to bring together scholars with an interest in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), from different organisations across Asia, North America, and Europe.
On the 27th September, Confucius Institute staff were given the opportunity to hold a CI Day in Lancaster Central Library.
Throughout the year, the Confucius Institute regularly visits local schools, providing a day of learning all about China, and Chinese language and Culture. Usually, our days are split into spending time with each year group, and each group has at least an hour each day. At Winmarleigh School however, things went a bit differently.
The refurbishment of The Roundhouse, and its establishment as the Confucius Institute's home at Lancaster University, has now been officially recognised. On the 12th September, the Confucius Institute (CI) had the honour of hosting distinguished guests and visitors from a number of organisations and groups for the Opening Ceremony of the Extended Confucius Institute.
The Confucius Institute’s Chinese Summer School for 2018 has received a wonderful level of attendance and support from attending children and parents alike, thanks in no small part to our teachers’ hard work in providing new and exciting sessions!
As some of our long-time friends & students may know, the Confucius Institute (CI) teaching staff is entirely made up of visiting staff from China, who work with us for 1-2 years. With so many staff spread across our teaching sites, it can be difficult to give a proper farewell to all our staff when they leave.
Open Days are always a great way to meet people who travel to Lancaster University from across the UK and beyond. As a result, the Confucius Institute is always looking for ways to make our presence memorable. On the 14th July, we were given a fantastic opportunity to make a lasting impression, but also offer one of our Confucius Classrooms a chance to show the results of their hard work.
Anchorsholme Academy in Thornton Cleveleys has hosted a Confucius Classroom since May 2015. This Classroom serves as a teaching hub for Chinese language and culture to both the pupils of Anchorsholme Academy, but also to schools and groups in the local area.
We are delighted to have been invited to take part in the More Music "Catch The Wind" Kite Festival, which took place on 23rd-24th June 2018. This is an annual festival held on the Morecambe seafront, where for the whole weekend, the skies are full with the most spectacular shapes and colours, and people come from all around to join in and watch.
As we approach the end of the year for many local schools, the Confucius Institute (CI) has been providing China Days to local schools, following on from the huge success of a number of visits to schools during Chinese New Year. We hope to continue these sessions in conjunction with the Chinese Moon Festival.