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Our Lady’s Convent High School

The UCL IOE Confucius Institute is a national advice centre for the teaching of Chinese in schools. Our support includes curriculum planning, teaching materials, teacher training and research. We have an extensive network of secondary and primary Confucius Classrooms across England, schools which have both Chinese language and learning about China firmly embedded in their curriculum and which give advice, support and taster class to other schools intending to start teaching Chinese in their local area.  


Our Lady's Convent High School is a Confucius Classroom based in London that is committed to developing the teaching of Chinese and have  achieved great success with the subject in recent years.

This performance:

Niu Lang & Zhi Nu in the 21st Century

The general tale is about a love story between Zhinü and Niulang. Their love was not allowed, thus they were banished to opposite sides of the Silver River.  Once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, a flock of magpies would form a bridge to reunite the lovers for one day. However, this performance has a 21st century twist.

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