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Students try out their Tai Chi moves at the Panda's Picnic.

As we head into Semester Two 2019, we would like to celebrate the work of our wonderful volunteers who introduced Chinese cultural activities to more than 750 students at special workshops during June and July.

On 28 June and 2 July, more than 250 Year 9 students had the chance to try Kong Fu with our martial arts instructors as part of the UWA Aspire program's Race Around Campus event.

On 6 July, more of our amazing volunteers led a Chinese Calligraphy for Kids workshop as part of the WINTERarts program at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

We also supported the Panda's Picnic and High School Cultural Day organised by the Chinese Language Teachers' Association of Western Australia.

The Panda's Picnic was on 18 June, and more than 300 primary school students from 10 schools enjoyed the chance to learn Chinese games and martial arts with our workshop leaders. Students from Methodist Ladies' College loved working with the colourful costumes used in Chinese folk dances.

On 20 June, 180 secondary school students participated in the High School Cultural Day held at the UWA main campus - where Tai Chi was once again a big hit.