Take a look at the highlights from LEO Academy Trust’s virtual trip with their sister schools in Chengdu.
During the 2-day trip, the children learned about China’s ancient history and culture, practised their Mandarin, took part in a Chinese calligraphy workshop, visited the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and connected live with their friends to ask questions and learn a native song together.
Our Virtual Trip is up and running! We began our day with some new exercise routines and language practice 😀 @TrueEducation_P @LEOacademies pic.twitter.com/UTGjrSL3fL— LEO Mandarin (@LEO_mandarin) June 15, 2022
Lunch was 😋 with the opportunity to try spring rolls, noodles, fried rice and other Chinese snacks. It was a chance to test our chopstick skills too. Looking forward to tomorrow's menu already! #VirtualChinaTrip @LEOacademies @TrueEducation_P pic.twitter.com/3VTuOsZP9E— LEO Mandarin (@LEO_mandarin) June 15, 2022
We learned about the history and tradition of the Beijing Opera Mask🎭this afternoon. First task was to design the shapes on our template. @LEOacademies @TrueEducation_P pic.twitter.com/61a0zlSjwu— LEO Mandarin (@LEO_mandarin) June 15, 2022
Task 2 of our Beijing Opera Masks was to carefully add paint. Each colour represents a personality trait of the person behind the mask. For example🔴indicates courage🔵fierceness and🟡ambition. @LEOacademies @TrueEducation_P pic.twitter.com/M5z1sTipRt— LEO Mandarin (@LEO_mandarin) June 15, 2022
What a courageous🔴, ambitious🟡, impulsive🟢, astute🔵, crafty⚪and selfless⚫ bunch of children we appear to have! @LEOacademies Thanks for a fab first day, looking forward to tomorrow! @TrueEducation_P pic.twitter.com/cMNESRrX5J— LEO Mandarin (@LEO_mandarin) June 15, 2022
Children from our @LEO_mandarin Club have been enjoying Day 1 of the @LEOacademies Virtual Trip to Chengdu with @TrueEducation_P. What an exciting opportunity for them all! 🇨🇳 https://t.co/1QsKlcugke— Cheam Common Junior (@CCJacademy) June 15, 2022
@LEO_mandarin Excited for Day 2 of our Virtual Trip to China.— Alison Day (@AlisonD75857761) June 16, 2022
Children have arrived ready to meet friends in China @LEOacademies @ManorParkSchSM1 @cheamparkfarm @CFPSchool @BrookfieldSM3 @CCJacademy @TrueEducation_P pic.twitter.com/lQkEAigazI
@LEO_mandarin Today we were taught a song in Mandarin by our Chinese Sister schools. @TrueEducation_P @PWrig1 @catlester7 @PhillipHedger pic.twitter.com/Je7x0sbPiX— Alison Day (@AlisonD75857761) June 16, 2022
@LEO_mandarin We loved learning about the Giant Pandas from Chengdu. We even saw baby pandas being born. @TrueEducation_P pic.twitter.com/VPVWqsuZXE— Alison Day (@AlisonD75857761) June 16, 2022
@LEO_mandarin we're now learning the ancient Chinese cultural art of calligraphy. Children have to learn how to hold the brush and then practice different strokes. A fantastic challenge! pic.twitter.com/l0KvgxPVVC— Alison Day (@AlisonD75857761) June 16, 2022
Children from our @LEO_mandarin Clubs are enjoying Day 2 of their Virtual Trip to Chengdu with @TrueEducation_P. https://t.co/dtIFekzuZ5— LEO Academy Trust (@LEOacademies) June 16, 2022