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The Confucius Institute

Opening of Confucius Classroom and Chinese New Year Celebration

Published: 22 February 2018

On 22nd February 2018, Dr Ying Zheng, UK director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Southampton, and Mr Paul Georghiades, acting principal of the Steiner Academy, Frome, signed an agreement before unveiling a plaque for the Confucius Classroom, which marked the official opening of the Classroom.

Meanwhile, the school annual celebration of the Chinese New Year with dragon and lion dances and songs and poems in Mandarin also took place. Over 300 teachers and students in years 1-9 participated in the event. Some parents and local people as well as a local media outlet, Somerset Live, also attended the event.





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