"All the works here are dedicated to pupils at Dunraven, Corpus Christi, St. Thomas, Conway Primary School and Stepping Stones, One world Nursery.
All of the students whom I have ever taught over the past two years. Whom is currently too young to be told these information. Whom I felt deep guilt."
"这里的所有作品都献给 Dunraven、Corpus Christi、St. Thomas、Conway Primary School 和 Stepping Stones, One world Nursery 的学生們。
敬启者 To Whom It May Concern , 2019
5 pages written letter :
Lesson's Plan, 2019
digital-print collage in frame, *4
“ Mandarin teaching is in demand”, 2018-
Mandarin lesson is now part of the curriculum for all pupil from year 3-6 at Conway Primary School,
It is not even an optional second language class. When I first stepped into the school, I was shocked.
Different from the private Catholic school in West London I taught before, Conway is just an ordinary public school for the local community located in East London.
None of the pupils seems interested in Mandarin; it is far from their daily life, even far away from Europe.
The current society decides that being close to China will be the solution to post-Brexit, which is the only reason they "need" to learn it.
They often asked me, am I from China? I reply: not only people from China speak Mandarin.
I tried my best to keep the lesson fun and energetic, I wanted them to enjoy the lesson, but deep down, I didn't want them to like the Mandarin language itself; I was wary because I worried about I am luring those kids growing up and wanting to travel to China one day.
But by then, no one ever gets a chance to explain to them that they need to be careful,
because they might get arrested just because of their religion, sexuality, or something they post on social media that offended the authority.
What will the future be like for them? 5 years, 10 years? Am I doing the right thing for them?
普通话课，现在是英国伦敦 康威小学 3-6 年级的所有学生课程的一部分，它甚至不是可选择的第二语言课程。