We are also proud to have won the British Academy Language Award, and have achieved the gold award in the quality framework for supplementary schools. We use the awarded fund to provide outreach work in mainstream schools and youth groups, fostering a greater understanding of Chinese language, poetry, culture and history. This includes workshops promoting Chinese poetry to local community and schools, giving children the chance to immerse themselves in Chinese culture whilst maintaining a strong level of creativity. We provide Poetry Festival once a year at Brunswick Church. Children could perform their Chinese poetry on the stage. It is open to public.
“Our community has had huge academic success in establishing the Chinese Poetry Festival since 2009 and it has become a very important cultural event in Manchester. This has created a wonderful opportunity for our friends, children, teachers and parents to celebrate language and get involved through the medium of Chinese Poetry. Also, it has created lots of warmth and excitement within the community.” Said Jin Rong Chen, volunteer.
2010 partnership with MMU and North Royal College of Music preforming “Red Knot” at North Royal College of Music
“Different age youths from different backgrounds showed the elegant appearance of themselves during the Poetry Festival. Although only a few short minutes, they use their own understanding to interpret the Chinese poetry and the even more important thing is the strengthening of the Chinese cultural identities and belongings. Everyone who participated in this very special activity expressed that is not only such a wonderful experience of Chinese language, but also witnessed the great achievement in Chinese education.” Said Jenny Wong.
1 July 2017, preformed Poetry reading at Ardwick Park
“It was fun with language, positive and a great learning experience.” Said Kevin Li, volunteer
July 2016, 3-4 years old children reading their poetry and enjoying the fun of Language
For more information, please contact MCC Tel: 0161 275 9885.