On Monday December 7th, we held our first ever Sixth Form Chinese Enrichment Day. The day was funded by the Jack Petchey Award which Jaymey McIvor donated to the department last year. Students in the Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth studying Chinese IB took part in the day, which centred around Zhang Yimou’s film ‘To Live.’ James Trapp, an expert in Chinese history and film, ran the day and gave students a fascinating introduction to 20th Century Chinese history and society. The day was a huge success and students said that they found the opportunity to learn a bit more about Chinese history, particularly through the medium of film, very interesting. All Sixth Form students were also invited to take part in a tai ch’i and Chinese language taster workshop, and staff ran Chinese calligraphy, origami and drumming stalls at break and lunchtime.