SCIBC welcomes school pupils to learn about Chinese culture

Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication welcomes Larbert High School to learn about Chinese language and culture.

Thursday 30 March 2017

Kexin Wu teaching pupils Chinese knotting


On Wednesday 29 March 2017, the Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication welcomed 32 pupils from the School of Languages programme at Larbert High School in Stenhousemuir for the afternoon.

After visiting the interpreting labs at Heriot-Watt's School of Social Sciences, the group of 1st and 2nd students arrived at the Confucius Institute.  Their lesson in Chinese culture started with a presentation from Professor Xiuying Wen who spoke about the establishment of SCIBC, its programmes, cultural events and achievements. Professor Wen also demonstrated Chinese calligraphy and gave pupils calligraphy of their names.

Lulu Xu, one of the SCIBC's language teachers, then taught the pupils some basic Mandarin including 'ni hao' (hello),'ni hao ma' (how are you?), 'dui bu qi' (sorry), 'mei guan xi' (no problem), 'xie xie' (thank you) and 'bu ke qi' (you are welcome).  This was followed by a tea ceremony and Chinese knotting led by SCIBC volunteers Jiaojiao Yang and Kexin Wu. The pupils sampled Chinese tea and made red bracelets.

The school pupils also sang a Chinese song that they had previously learnt.

SCIBC is happy to welcome school groups interested in learning about Chinese language and culture.  If you are interested in organising an event for your group, please contact

See more photos from Larbert High School's visit on our Flickr album.