All Class Clips content is available to watch on mobile, tablet and desktop devices on our new Knowledge & Learning BETA website.
Tian Tian and the Kung Fu School
Sixteen-year-old Qiao Tian Tian atends a school with over 25,000 students who mix academic studies with martial arts. Students stay at the school, working six long days a week. Tian Tian explains her very positive feelings about the school and her ambitions for the future. This clip is only available as Flash and Windows Media versions.
This can contribute to discussion on school, China and differences between China and the UK. Possible lines of discussion include - What do you think of the school Tian Tian attends? How would you feel about going to such a school? Give the reasons for your views. What does Tian Tian hope to achieve by attending this school? How does Tian Tian feel about this way of schooling, in particular the length of the school day and the amount of free time? Do such schools exist in this country? Would such a school be tolerated? Tian Tian feels her school builds independence and self-confidence, do you think the sacrifices she has made are worth this? In the school there seems to be collective responsibility for one another? Do you think this is good for the pupils?
This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.