The College of CPC gains recognition for
the excellence of its adult provision by achieving a Grade 1
Chinese Physical Culture featured in Dance Today! Magazine
Tai Chi and older people in the community:
A preliminary study
Chinese Physical Culture featured in TES
Project Evaluation Reports
The College programme benefits people in the areas of confidence and self-esteem, self-reflection and motivation, and stimulates process learning by raising awareness of how to process and understand information: to interpret, analyse and use it. It fosters new skills, in becoming more relaxed, confident and tolerant, in managing change and stress, in looking at situations from different perspectives, and in being more open-minded and respectful of themselves and others.
The programme focuses on improved health and fitness by involving people in fun and health-related exercises and activities. Participants learn about physical strength and the power of the mind through gentle but focused exercise, encouraging a relaxed rather than tense approach to their environment. Adaptable to all ages and levels of skill, the programme encourages a better understanding of the challenges to body health. It works with breath, posture, balance, responsiveness, energy and flexibility, and is an excellent way of reducing stress and increasing a sense of well-being.
The College programme aims to develop effective interpersonal skills by encouraging assertiveness, sensitivity and constructive criticism and addressing and changing any barriers to learning such as a negative attitude. Partner work in exercises and peer observation encourages communication and negotiation, trust, co-operation and team building; and individuals develop greater participation and reliability in groups, as well as respect for diversity