We organised a School trip for students from our Lancaster Chinese School to give them the opportunity to take part in the 13th National Mandarin Reading Competition hosted in Manchester. Students from Chinese language schools from across the country attended the event to showcase poetry, story telling, singing and dancing with winners in different categories. Sam Moi Chan Chair of the Hua Xian Chinese Society and Professor Sarah (Fengchun) Zhang from the Lancaster University Confucius Institute represented Lancaster as special guests and judges. [gallery ids="1311,1279,1277"]