STUDENTS at Loreto Community School Milford are set to learn Mandarin Chinese as part of their transition year.
As well as the language, the students will also have the chance to learn aspects of Chinese customs and culture.
Loreto Community School teacher, Ms Margaret Corless, travelled with five head teachers during the midterm break to Beijing as part of The Principals and Chinese Programme Co-ordinators Official visit to China 2014.
The excursion was organised by the UCD Confucius Institute under the sponsorship of the Hanban Confucius Institute Headquarters.
The group, accompanied by Mr. Chang Zhang, visited two secondary schools in Beijing and several key attractions.
Chinese is potentially a new course in the proposed new Junior Certificate curriculum.