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Bangor Academy has been selected as a Confucius Hub

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Confucius Institute School Hub Launch, Jonathan Bell MLA, First Minister Peter Robinson, Chinese Consul General for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Barnett, and Mr Hyndman Principal of Bangor Academy and Sixth Form CollegeThe Confucius Institute at the University of Ulster (CIUU) has launched eight Confucius Classroom Hubs which will promote Chinese language and culture to young people across Northern Ireland.


A signing ceremony, hosted by First Minister Peter Robinson MLA at Parliament Buildings, attended by the Chinese Consul General for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mr Li Ruiyou, Junior Minister Jonathan Bell MLA and Ulster Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Barnett, marked the official agreement. The picture records the signing of the agreement by the Headmaster, Mr W Hyndman, on behalf of Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College.

The eight hubs are; Aquinas Grammar School, Belfast; Grosvenor Grammar School, Belfast; Lumen Christi College, Derry~Londonderry; St Columb's College, Derry~Londonderry; Bangor Academy; Millburn Primary School, Coleraine; Downshire School, Carrickfergus and South West College, Enniskillen/Omagh/Dungannon.

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First Minister Peter Robinson, Jonathan Bell MLA, Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Barnett,  First Minister Peter Robinson and Jonathan Bell MLA, with Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh and Chinese Consul General for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mr Li Ruiyou with participating school principals.