River City Christian College VIC
Years 9 and 10 Mandarin students from River City Christian College, Echuca, visited Prickle Community Acupuncture in Melbourne to learn about Chinese medicine and how people from China approach health problems.
River City students spent the morning with AEF Asia Literacy Ambassador, Joanne Sharkey, who explained how her education in China helped her to become a practitioner in Melbourne. Teacher Choy Leung volunteered to let Ms Sharkey show the students how acupuncture is applied.
'Students were inspired by how being Asia capable has helped Jo to learn and train in Beijing, and also when serving the local community back in Australia,' said Ms Leung.
'The main objective for the workplace visit was for my students to witness how learning a foreign language can open up career paths that would otherwise be difficult or unreachable. I chose the clinic because the practice of acupuncture is in itself history, tradition, culture and language – all encompassing,' she said.