On May 31st, 2006, 8G students and Diversity Club students in Riverview Middle school presented three Chinese culture flash mobs to all the 600 students at school leading by volunteer Chinese teacher Yingchao Cheng from CINB.
At the beginning of the event, students dragon－danced into the cafeteria, drawing all the audience’s attention. With the red curtains open and peaceful music on, six students performed Chinese Taiji. Then,8G students, dressed in various Chinese Ethnic Costumes, took turns to perform on the stage. Beautiful dresses, cheerful Chinese melodies, elegant moves and creative performance won repeated applauds and cheers from the students. The diversity club students brought a famous Chinese folk song, Jasmine Flower, together with a Chinese style tea ceremony. This group mastered both the lyric and the tune in just three weeks without any previous knowledge of Chinese language. Everyone was very proud of themselves having the opportunity to show the result of their learning and hard working in front the whole school. At the end of the show, Jasmine tea was handed out to the audience to give them a taste of Chinese culture.
Mrs. Jing Teng, foreign director of CINB, together with Mrs. Marlene Gaunce, principle of Riverview Middle School, presented all the participants a certificate for their effort in this event. The Chinese Culture Flash Mob was very well received among the students. China became the buzzword of the school. Everyone was fascinated by the wonderful culture presentation. The seeds for learning about China and Chinese language have been planted.