Posted: June 15, 2015
Monday, June 8th, Harkins Middle School presented a Chinese Cultural Exposition. Students the grade 6 Blue Team, headed by Mrs. Blakley-Doucette, as well as Ms. Beers’ social studies students from 8E1, 8E2, 8L1, and 8L2, presented projects created with the help of Ms. Zhang Xiaoyu. Projects included Blue & White Porcelain painting, Blow painting, lantern making, traditional Chinese Bamboo dancing, Chinese paper cutting, Beijing Opera Mask fabrication, chopstick practice, Calligraphy, Pinyin card creation, Chinese tea making, authentic Chinese cuisine projects, as well as interactive Kung Fu demonstrations. Harkins has been very privileged to have Ms. Zhang with them since November and her presence has afforded the students the opportunity to explore various aspects of Chinese culture. In addition to the Harkins staff and student body, several special guests were in attendance including: Ms. Heather Wallace from AEI, (Atlantic Education International) and Ms. Teng Jing, the Director of CINB (Confucian Institute in New Brunswick). To see photos visit Exposition .