Annual Asian Week Celebrated with Various Activities
From assemblies to curricular and extra-curricular activities, students and staff joined forces to celebrate Collingwood’s annual Asian Week.
There was Asian-based poetry in English, and other ‘home’ languages taught by individual students in MFL. In Art, Year 8 students sketched Chinese dragons and the Humanities Faculty discussed Nepalese tourism, extreme weathers, western Imperialist exploration in the East and WW1 Asian battles. Basketball games took place in the Sports Hall all week.
In Maths/Science, there was study of the approximation of Pi and analysis of spices, whereas in the TVIBE Faculty, Travel looked at long haul destinations and in ICT Asian artwork was created. There was hard study of the Global Economy, with a huge focus on China – with reference back to our splendid Chinese visitors the previous week!
Mrs Teissonniere introduced some fantastic displays and activities in the Library, including Chinese dress, literature, celebrating the New Chinese Year of the Rat, and making some beautiful Chinese lanterns.
Mrs Garcia’s Japanese Club continued their weekly activities; this week students have been writing their names in Japanese characters.
Years 7 to 9 assemblies concentrated on building bridges rather than walls between countries, and the students took part with enthusiasm in the Asian Countries ‘Pointless’ game which concluded the assemblies (a ‘pointless answer’ was the new name for the country Burma!).
And of course there were many entries for the annual Asian Week Fun Family Prize Quiz, with prizes to be awarded soon!
Mr Bunter - Asian Week Co-ordinator