Resources

WORLD BOOK DAY

What better way to be transported to China than through a Book? On this World Book Day 2021, let your imagination run wild as you discover more about dragons, emperors and ancient China through this story-telling of Lao Lao from Dragon Mountain. Who is Lao Lao and what wicked plan does the Emperor have?

Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain by Margaret Bateson-Hill

OX PAPER CUTTING FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

It’s half term! Time to get curious minds busy and active during the Chinese New Year festival period. Here’s a perfect activity that has its roots in Chinese cultural tradition – the simple paper-cut. It requires dexterity, eye-hand coordination and a little artistic flair but it’s easy! Do show us how you got on by sharing with us on social media. If you haven’t listened to the story of Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain in the video above, do! It is a story that involves joy around paper-cutting and imagination.

WHY LEARNING ABOUT CHINA MATTERS

We know that young people in the UK today are disadvantaged in cultural know-how when compared to their Chinese peer group. When knowledge means power and ultimately access to jobs, we fill a gap in vital 21st century learning. Rich in mystery, cuisine, history, culture, social change and impact, China offers so much that will intrigue young learners and boost their global outlook. Our programmes are designed for curriculum enrichment and schools generally invite us in for an off-timetable day with a particular year group. We take pupils on a journey of discovery about China sewing seeds of curiosity about the nation that is impacting the modern world. Pupils access knowledge about China whilst making connections across multiple curriculum subjects, including history, innovation, politics, geography, maths and science.


Our programmes are targeted at all of the major key stages with age-appropriate activities and content building skills and learnings accordingly. Knowledge and understanding is built through multiple ways including individual work, extension tasks, group-work activities and the development of key life skills, such as debating, role-play and public-speaking.


Invite us into your school or find out more, here: info@engagewithchina.org

Engage with China certainly added to the cultural capital of the students present.

– Dr Simon Hulme
Headteacher, St Michael’s Crosby

This programme is fantastic. Everyone should get involved with Engage with China. I learnt more about China in one day than I have done in the whole of my life.

– Josie
Y8, Emmaus School

Engage with China helps pupils to look more globally and to see the big picture. It ticks the cultural capital box.

– Steve Cook
Deputy Head, Formby High School