On 13th April 13, the Year 9’s at BSB took a trip to the National Museum of China in Tiananmen Square. Each room of the museum was filled with artifacts and displays from China’s rich history and culture. This trip, sponsored by the Chinese Department, supported the students’ language studies by introducing them to Dynasties and the history of the Chinese language. There were multiple exhibitions lining the hallways of the architecturally stunning museum, which included exhibits on all the dynasties and dating back to the Xia Dynasty.
The students especially enjoyed the relics from the Shang Dynasty, and were fascinated by the traditional character structure. One of the favourite exhibits of the students was the ancient Chinese Jade Exhibit, which contained ancient jade carvings from over 8,000 years ago. Another favourite was the Song Dynasty exhibit that held over 30 different stone sculptures and carvings. The students thoroughly enjoyed the educational and memorable day.
Update from: Claire Shannon-Vermillion, Year 9 student
On Wednesday, 13th April, I took Year 9 Mandarin trip to the National Museum of China by Tiananmen Square. Approaching it, there was lot of security. Between multiple bag checks, guards, police, and bomb dogs, this was definitely a safe place.
In the museum, I got to learn about Chinese history. It was fascinating to see how people lived in ancient China. I also learned a lot about the old dynasties and Chinese inventions . Plus, there was a lot of modern Chinese history, too, such as cultural revolution and anti invasion wars. Thanks to all the Chinese teachers. Overall, this was a great trip and I will probably visit this museum again.
Update from: Roman J. Mustaccio, Year 9 student