On Monday 7th March, Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 Mandarin students took part in Chinese calligraphy workshops, delivered by teachers from Goldsmiths Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance, University of London.
The students first learnt about the evolution of calligraphy and famous calligraphers, as well as the four essential writing tools of Chinese calligraphy. Then they learnt to write Chinese characters with a calligraphy brush, and practised writing on newspaper. Finally they produced a final piece of work on Xuan paper (a type of rice paper specifically used for calligraphy).
The students enjoyed the workshop very much and so many proudly showed their work to peers and teachers. A few students commented that writing Chinese calligraphy is harder than they thought, but they were pleased with what they were able to achieve. Well done to all!