Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. For us, as teachers, our daily work involves institutionalized teaching and learning in relation to a curriculum but we can’t forget that any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. It’s here where our Erasmus+ project fits, preparing students for life as active citizens.

This is the blog specially created for the ERASMUS+ project called It's my life, it's my choice Here there are the 5 EUROPEAN schools working together in this challenger adventure:

1- The Coordinating school: LAUDIO BHI from Laudio (SPAIN)
2.- GROTIUSCOLLEGE, Delft (The Netherlands)
3.- NORGARDENSKOLAN, Uddevalla (Sweden)
5.- LYCEE AORAI, Pirae (French Polynesia)

Thursday, 1 June 2017

A chinese day at school with the Erasmus group

A Special Day at School to Understand the Chinese Culture

Last Friday,  Aorai High School celebrated the Chinese New Year. 

Before the morning break, a show was presented by the  class studying drama as an optional subject. It was followed by the speech delivered by the  well-known Chinese writer, Jimmy Ly. Then, the students could go to the school library and discover the exhibition about the Chinese family trees. 

In the meantime, workshops had opened for those who wanted to learn how to make some Chinese ravioli, how to count with an abacus or how to play mah-jong. The art of handwriting, making Chinese knots and  red paper decorations were the other activities proposed after the morning break.

" This year we were happy to greet some representatives of the Wen Fa and Hei Taina associations as well as the director of the Confucius Institute, " Mrs Catherine Ganaye, Aorai High School Headmistress, explained. « Thirty-eight pupils who study Chinese as a second language were invited to join our students who study Chinese as a second or third language, «  she added.

The students took a great interest in the film dealing with  the importance of maintaining the Chinese traditions in French Polynesia. They were also fascinated by  the  history of the Chinese families in Tahiti, presented by Mrs Catherine Lusseau, a history and geography teacher in charge of coordinating the programme Erasmus. 
Mrs Lusseau had previously worked on that same topic with the Tenth  and  Twelfth graders who presented their work on that occasion.

That very special day was initiated by Mrs Fabienne Li, Mr Alphonse Chene and Mr Maxime Venturin, a Chinese teacher in agreement with Mrs Ganaye.

                                    Translated in English by Terminale GF students and Mrs. Macouin, their teacher

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