Confucius Classroom

EBC was awarded Confucius Classroom status by the Confucius Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine at London Southbank University in 2012. The award has great practical benefit to the college with a teacher of Mandarin and Chinese culture based here at Ernest Bevin for 5 years. It has also led to annual trips to China for groups of Sixth Form students.


Confucius Classroom


Activities include:

  • Mandarin Lessons for Year 7 students
  • Optional Mandarin GCSE
  • Chinese Martial Arts Club 
  • Annual Chinese Day to celebrate Chinese culture
  • Outreach Programme to local Primary Schools
  • Sixth Form Trip to China


Click on the links below to see photos and reports of the Confucius Classroom activities

Photos from Chinese New Year 2016

Sixth Form Trip to China 2016

Sixth Form Trip to China 2014


Take a look at the following videos of some of the language and other skills we have been learning in EBC's Confucius Classroom:

EBC Mandarin Lesson One


EBC Mandarin 1 from Ernest Bevin College on Vimeo.


EBC Chinese Wellbeing Cookery Workshop 2013


20131119 Chinese Wellbeing Cooking Final from Ernest Bevin College on Vimeo.




Go Mandarin Episode 3 from CCEBC on Vimeo.



Go Mandarin Episode 4 Is that ... from CCEBC on Vimeo.



Go Mandarin Episode 5 Family from CCEBC on Vimeo.


Go Mandarin Episode 6 House from CCEBC on Vimeo.


Primary Outreach Programme

We also work with with local Primary Schools to offer a taste of Chinese culture. We can organise assemblies, Chinese Day, workshops and Mandarin taster classes. To find out more contact the MFL department at the college tel 020 8672 8582. 

Chinese Day at Fircroft Primary School

Chinese Assembly at Hillbrook Primary School


EBC Confucius Classroom's visit to Hillbrook Primary School from Ernest Bevin College on Vimeo.


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