Students and teachers pose for a picture with staffs from British Council and HSBC on April 27, 2017. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The Kids Read China team held the group"s third community event at the Pingu No 8 Primary School in Beijing on April 27, 2017.
The event – developed and delivered by the British Council, and supported by HSBC – was designed to encourage primary school students to read at school and at home, and had a long-term goal of improving academic performance, language and critical thinking.
The Kids Read China team"s third school meet was themed around Easter and planned to coincide with world book day on April 23, 2017.
HSBC volunteers facilitated storytelling games at the event, and allowed the students to take part in an Easter-themed quiz at the end to showcase what they learnt. The main focus for the day, however, was on inter-cultural exchange and storytelling.
Children from across six schools, assisted by the Kids Read China team, will now go on to compete for a top spot at an upcoming inter-school art competition. The British Council and its supporters will then prepare the Kids Read China team for the second year of the program, and will integrate the fun and learning into an additional 12 schools across China.