10 February 2020
Leo with his Chinese teacher Ms XU Honge from Hubei Normal University
A Lumen-Christi student has come out top in a UK-wide Mandarin Speaking Competition. The Lumen Christi pupils made it through to the final of the Intermediate Category of the British Council’s Mandarin Speaking Competition after competing in the Northern Ireland heat last November which was supported by the Confucius Institute at Ulster University.
Leo Doherty, an Upper-Sixth pupil, has won first prize in the Intermediate Category of the British Council’s Mandarin Speaking Competition, which was held at the Victory Service Club in London, recently.
The competition aims to build interest in Chinese language and culture and saw Leo joined by students from 42 Secondary Schools from across the UK – including fellow pupils Anitta Sibin, who competed in the Beginners’ Category, and Matthew Rodgers, Niamh Fleming, Grace Martin, Vibhav Nthanankalva and Owen McFadden, who performed in the Group category.
(News from Ulster University Website)