CBS students get a taste of Chinese culture

CBS students getting to grips with using chopsticks during the Chinese cultural workshop. Workshop tutot Allie Heying is pictured with Richard Dunphy, Michael O'Dwyer, Alex Sheehan and Sean Cooney.
Carrick-on-Suir CBS Secondary School student were treated to an afternoon of Chinese culture when Allie Heying from Guang Xi Province in southern China visited the school.

Carrick-on-Suir CBS Secondary School student were treated to an afternoon of Chinese culture when Allie Heying from Guang Xi Province in southern China visited the school.

Allie, a lecturer at WIT, gave a workshop in Chinese culture to the school’s Transition Year class.

It included an introduction to this vast country, its people, their language, rich heritage and lifestyle.

The students were shown how to do Chinese art and calligraphy and taught to use chopsticks, practice greetings and recognise Chinese characters (pictography).

Transition Year students expressed the hope she would soon return and Allie said they were quick learners, polite,

enthusiastic and eager to learn new skills.