Events » The Far East takes over the primary Primary school!

Date: 11/02/2015

If you had visited the Primary School on Wednesday 11th February you may have been convinced you were in a school in Beijing or Hong Kong! To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the children in Primary dressed up in traditional Chinese colours and costumes and took part in a wide variety of themed activities.

The day began when all the teachers took to the stage to perform the story of the Chinese New Year which tells of how the animals that represent each New Year were chosen. It is a tradition for the story to be retold all over China every year. The students then enjoyed a day of activities with their class.

In Years 1, 2 and 3, children got the chance to practise their dragon dancing and Chinese music, make willow pattern plates and learn how to write Chinese numbers and letters. In Years 4, 5 and 6, children made sweet almond cookies called moon cakes, Chinese lanterns, tangrams and Chinese dragons. At lunchtime the children had the chance to try Chinese dancing thanks to Mrs Scrannage.

The day was a fantastic event for the whole of the Primary School and the children learnt a great deal about a very different culture.

Clare Dickinson

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