Asia Institute Tasmania

School Visit | Asian Studies Day


Student Day | Austin's Ferry Primary School

Start Date

18th Oct 2016


Universtiy of Tasmania, Sandy Bay campus

School visit to Sandy Bay campus - Austin’s Ferry Primary

On Tuesday 18th of October, 2016 The Asia Institute Tasmania organised an “Asian Studies Day” for 54 students from year five and six at Austin’s Ferry Primary.

After a welcoming in the Stanley Burbury Theatre on campus, the students attended sessions on the topics of Indonesian, Chinese and Japanese.

During the day, the students were given the opportunity to learn culture, food, language and even traditional dance through engaging presentations and hands on workshops including the use of chopsticks and learning the art of origami.

The workshops were led by a wonderful and enthusiastic team of staff and students from UTAS's Indonesian, Japanese and Chinese language programmes.

Asia Institute Director Professor James Chin said Asian Studies Day was a good opportunity for primary school students to open their minds to the possibility of Asian studies at the University, later in life.

“The University of Tasmania has a very strong Asian Studies program and we want Tasmanian school children to know that they can study about Asia here when they are ready,” he said.

“The earlier we introduce them to Asia, the better.”

Indonesian Dance

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