‘Chopsticks Challenge’ unleashes competitive spirit

Visitors to the fruit-themed Summer Fun Day at the Museum of Royal Worcester on Wednesday 17 August were delighted to compete in the ‘Chopsticks Challenge’ organised by Engage with China, one of the participating exhibitors. Concentration, dexterity, and calmness under pressure were three of the main skills required of visitors as they attempted to achieveContinue reading “‘Chopsticks Challenge’ unleashes competitive spirit”

Students at global Model UN blown away by standard of debate

144 students took part in a global 6th form model UN online conference on Friday 28 January 2022 to debate climate change and raise their voice about the resolutions made by governments in Glasgow at COP26. Covering various time zones, almost half the students were from China, with others joining from the UK, Australia and Ireland.Continue reading “Students at global Model UN blown away by standard of debate”

Y8 China Challenge Days result in invitation to return

“Shenzhen is 13 times the size of Birmingham,” recounted one bright pupil at the end of Day Two of our China Challenge Days delivered into Walkwood Church of England Middle School this week. This is perfectly true – but many people probably haven’t even heard of Shenzhen. In the space of 40 years, Shenzhen, aContinue reading “Y8 China Challenge Days result in invitation to return”

Model UN provides global climate change debating platform for future leaders

The world was focussed last month on COP26 in Glasgow and the resolutions agreed by national leaders to tackle the complex challenges of climate change and to agree on scaling down the use of fossil fuels. Those decisions and ensuing action by individual countries will define the sustainability of the planet in the years andContinue reading “Model UN provides global climate change debating platform for future leaders”

Educational pioneers in creating a “strategic resource for Global Britain”

“Governments can have policies,” says British Ambassador to China, Dame Caroline Wilson, “but it is ultimately people who deliver and implement those policies.” Speaking at a recent online forum for young adults who have spent time in China on the Generation UK programme, the Ambassador continued that it is vital, therefore, to have a rangeContinue reading “Educational pioneers in creating a “strategic resource for Global Britain””

Everyone is thinking China, China, China…

WHO, Covid, space exploration, AI, company listings, big data, environment, world resources, human rights – all of these subjects fill media headlines – so it is no surprise that, “everyone is thinking China, China, China.” As the world’s second largest economy, largely fuelled by globalisation and a decades-long national vision to lift itself out ofContinue reading “Everyone is thinking China, China, China…”

Durham student internships reap China-UK educational benefits

Two Durham University students have just completed a 10-week internship programme with Engage with China, an independent educational charity, thanks to a philanthropic gift from an alumnus in Chinese Studies also from Durham. Olivia Farr, currently in her 3rd year studying Chinese, should have been in China for her year abroad and Riley Lin, a postgraduateContinue reading “Durham student internships reap China-UK educational benefits”

EwC fills a curriculum knowledge gap

Engage with China delivers curriculum enrichment programmes to build China literacy, global outlook and critical thinking skills in schools. EwC Director, ‘H-J’ Colston, remembers that two pages of her history A-level book, which referenced the Opium Wars in the 19th century, were the only reference to China of her whole school academic life. It appearsContinue reading “EwC fills a curriculum knowledge gap”

Sir Vince Cable supports China- related education

Engage with China confirms the appointment of The Rt. Hon. Sir Vince Cable, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Minister of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, as a patron of the independent educational charity. “Now that China has become an economic and technological superpower some are reacting with fear or hostility. It isContinue reading “Sir Vince Cable supports China- related education”

#Backtoschool – what China did

It is some months ago now since Chinese schools reopened. Rather than a blanket, country-wide easing of lockdown, however, re-opening began with a deliberate focus on cities and areas that were classified as ‘low risk.’ In such cases, all age groups were able to go back to school, from kindergarten to senior school. Full virusContinue reading “#Backtoschool – what China did”