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Sep 09

Schools Tour with China Now

lisa-tse-masterchef.JPGSWEET MANDARIN has been invited by CHINA NOW the largest festival of Chinese culture ever in the UK to be a partner to showcase the very best of modern China to the schools in the UK.

CHINA NOW’s education programme aims to encourage awareness and understanding of China’s fascinating heritage and contemporary culture. The programme is designed to provide opportunities for schools and universities to develop new or existing relationships with China.

For primary and secondary schools CHINA NOW and Sweet Mandarin aim to offer a range of programmes and competitions on Chinese cooking, arts and cultural events in schools, workshops (in everything from calligraphy to cooking), and field trips to Sweet Mandarin restaurant and Chinese Arts Centre for activities outside the classroom.

The Sweet Mandarin cultural programme will provide students with the opportunity to celebrate the aspects of Chinese culture that they are most passionate about whilst simultaneously demystifying them for their fellow students and the local community. The university festivals will also feature lectures and business seminars about working in and conducting business with China.

“It is important to build links and forge strong relationships with China as we move into the 21st Century. The China Now education programme offers a great opportunity for students to gain an understanding of different aspects of China and raise awareness of Chinese culture in classrooms across the country”.
Ed Balls, Secretary of State for the Department for Children Schools and Families.

“We are honoured to be selected by China Now to be a partner in their education programme. We have always been dedicated to working with education teaching students about Chinese culture, food, music and literature. With China Now, we have similar synergies and together forge the bridge between East and West”.  Lisa Tse, CEO of Sweet Mandarin