St. Peter’s College Students Learn Dumpling-Making in Chinese Programme

Food is always a good way to spark interest! So as part of their long-standing Chinese programme, St Peter’s College (SPC) recently organised a dumpling-making activity in their Chinese classroom for over 220 students from Year 7 to Year 13. The event took place over two days – 2nd and 3rd of May – as part of SPC’s Chinese language and culture programme.

During the event, students had the opportunity to learn how to make dumplings and use chopsticks, as well as acquiring new vocabulary and conversation skills. Ms Bingmei Zhang, SPC’s Chinese teacher and Ms Chen, the Mandarin Language Assistant (MLA), together with other teachers from the Chinese community, led the activity and made it a hit with students and a number of SPC teachers who also participated and showed great enthusiasm.

As one of the Confucius Institute in Auckland’s network of schools, SPC has been running its Confucius Classroom since 2014, providing students with an ongoing programme and unique opportunities to learn about Chinese language and culture. With ‘delicious’ events like the dumpling-making activity, students can develop a better understanding and appreciation of other cultures while also having fun, learning new skills, and possibly being hungry for more!

Students making dumplings

Students enjoying dumplings

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