Chinese art troupe visits Hillarys school

Wenqin Art Troupe from Zhejiang University in China.
Picture: Martin Kennealey d465272
Wenqin Art Troupe from Zhejiang University in China.
Picture: Martin Kennealey d465272
Wenqin Art Troupe from Zhejiang University in China.
Picture: Martin Kennealey d465272
Yang Wenjing and Yu Yue'er from Wenqin Art Troupe from Zhejiang University in China with Jessie Barnes, Abbey Evans and Michelle Waller.
Picture: Martin Kennealey d465272
Wenqin Art Troupe from Zhejiang University in China. Picture: Martin Kennealey d465272 Wenqin Art Troupe from Zhejiang University in China. Picture: Martin Kennealey d465272 Wenqin Art Troupe from Zhejiang University in China. Picture: Martin Kennealey d465272 Yang Wenjing and Yu Yue'er from Wenqin Art Troupe from Zhejiang University in China with Jessie Barnes, Abbey Evans and Michelle Waller. Picture: Martin Kennealey d465272

STUDENTS were wowed when a Chinese art troupe visited their Hillarys school this month.

The Zhejiang University Wenqin Art Troupe showcased their ancient civilisation with a modern twist in a cultural performance collating dance, music and martial arts at St Mark’s Anglican Community School.

Students had a chance to speak with performers afterwards and Year 2 children relished the chance to practice their Mandarin skills, telling them “ni hao” (hello) and “xie xie” (thank you).

The troupe has previously performed in the US, Europe and Asia.

Principal Cameron Herbert said the school aimed to provide opportunities to connect with Asian and Indian Ocean rim countries, including China.

“The understanding, valuing and inclusion of the study of diverse cultures is central to the development of global and intercultural competency,” he said.

“It is also about understanding and engaging with different cultures – beliefs, customs and values, enhanced by an authentic connection with a community.”