Article by: Yang Chen
In the beginning of 2018, two of our DP students, Kailing and YuanYuan has initiated a Chinese calligraphy ECA as their CAS project. Chinese calligraphy is one of the most ancient symbol that can represent Chinese culture, many Chinese students were attracted to this ECA by this reason. In an international school, students may not always have the opportunity to learn about their own culture in depth. This ECA provides a chance for students to learn and share about Chinese culture, meanwhile playing an important role in cultural inheritance.
The participants were taught how to write proper Chinese calligraphy by the leader, Kailing, who has learnt calligraphy since elementary school. As a participant in this ECA, the learning atmosphere has been always relaxing and fun, and we have made some contributions to celebrate Chinese New Year in school.
The participants in this club were required to write the Chinese character “福”, on the piece of red square paper, which has the meaning of fortune. Then the couplets were distributed to every teacher as a decoration in their classroom, as well as bringing fortune for the new coming year.
During Chinese New Year, all the classrooms on Preston campus were decorated with the “福(fu)” couplets, which have enriched the CNY atmosphere with students work.