Politics, pollution, its turbulent past and exciting potential: China day involved our Year 7 and 8 pupils making sense of the world’s soon to be largest economy and biggest population in a number of different ways. We fired ourselves up with Qi energy at the beginning of the day, thanks to a master class from the British Tai Chi Association. Further activities included timeline exercises, an analysis of what we can learn about China through maps and charts and a ‘Go’ championship (Go is probably the world’s oldest board game and has its origins in Ancient China). The day concluded with a Model United Nations debate over Tibet, where delegates learned that in politics, one treats China with care and caution. Many thanks to our Year 7 and 8 pupils for participating so energetically. Due to popular demand, we will be putting Mandarin in our activities programme next term.