Coláiste Muire student comes second in Chinese Bridge competition

Transition Year student Ronan Murray Put in a tremendous performance, coming second in this year’s Chinese Bridge competition for Secondary schools. The event took place in Mayfield Community school. Ronan made a speech about himself in Chinese and then performed a rendition of the Sound of Music Classic “Edelweisse” in Chinese. Finally, he participated in a quiz related to Chinese language and culture. Fifteen schools from all over Cork took part in the event.

Chinese Bridge (Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students) is a contest for foreign college students on their mastery of the Chinese language, promoted by an official organization known as Chinese National Hanban established as a plan to introduce Chinese to the outside world. Since it premiered in 2002, more than 600 contestants from over 50 countries throughout the world have participated in the previous eight annually held Chinese knowledge competition. These contestants who win the opportunity to leave for China for the competition are all champions selected from the local competitive masses all over the world.

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