Organised collaboratively by the University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Chinese School, the Happy STEAM 2023 Summer Camp offers a sustainability-themed programme:
Innovations that made us: Seeing the World through the Five Elements of Nature
This 5-day programme runs between 10th July and 14th July, and is designed for children between age 6 and 12.
Children will learn Mandarin and explore human and nature relationship through indoor and outdoor activities. Each day will be themed around a different topic in Nature and human innovation. They will visit museums and galleries in Edinburgh (e.g. National Museum of Scotland, Modern Art Gallery, Writer’s Museum). They will get hands-on and crafty, as they learn about history, architecture and transportation.
Details: Activities runs between 10am with drop off starts from 9am. Pick up is between 4.30pm-5.30pm. £55 per child, for five days. Each child should bring their own lunch and snacks.
[⚠Last Chance to learn Cantonese for FREE!] Edinburgh Chinese School is organising the final session of Cantonese Learning Activity for Edinburgh Locals, well-supported by Edinburgh Wellbeing Pact: Coorie in for Winter Fund on February 25th (Sat).
Last month, we were excited to get to see some new faces from nearby neighbourhoods and introduce different eras of Cantonese music (also enjoy the songs along the way!). Again, the coming session will include a secret theme where participants can have a chance to explore Hong Kong culture, learn basic Cantonese with our language exchange peers and make new friends at the same time!
It was said that Cantonese is one of the most difficult languages to learn in the world, especially for English speakers, because it’s a tonal language and there is no official standard romanised system. In other words, if you dare to try to learn Cantonese, what other languages can beat you?😉
Supported by Edinburgh Wellbeing Pact: Coorie in for Winter Fund, we have held our 1st Cantonese learning activity last Saturday with a few local participants. They all had a good time making new friends from Hong Kong and had 1:1 conversations to learn Cantonese from our volunteers. At the end of the session, they showed off what they’ve learnt by introducing their language peers to others in Cantonese while the kids were even able to count 1 to 10 and ask for more tortilla in Cantonese😁!
We will be holding a 2nd session again under Coorie in for Winter on Dec 10 for the same time, same venue. Don’t miss out on a chance to learn a new language (also one of the hardest in the world) and meet new buddies during this winter!