To celebrate Chinese New Year in February 2013 I introduced a Chinese Themed Week into the library. The idea was to promote a new Chinese Studies TY module that was introduced in September 2012. The library was decked in Chinese décor, I showcased an exhibition that covered all parts of Chinese Culture from the Cultural Revolution to Terra Cotta Warriors and students had the opportunity to take part in a quiz.
The event was cross-curricular which Home Economics, Enterprise, Chinese Studies and English being some of the subjects that took part. TY students were treated to a calligraphy lesson. Although the tradition didn’t originate in China, I got some fortune cookies custom made, which contained various messages encouraging students to read.
“A book is like a garden carried in a pocket.”