The Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, falls on the first day of the first month of the lunar calendar.
This year, it is the on February the 1st and we had our own celebration of Chinese New Year on Thursday, January 28th.
In the assembly, students learned about the tradition and the customs of Spring Festival and saw the beautiful traditional lion dance by the Kungfu masters from Moifa Martial Arts Academy.
During the day, each form had the opportunity to experience Chinese culture by participating in different activities. They had group sessions with the lion dance performers to learn to play Chinese drums and do their own lion performance.
The whole school built our own traditional Chinese dragon with Mrs McElvenny and students each contributed by producing a unique scale for the dragon body using terracotta clay.
They tried Chinese character writing using traditional writing brushes and wrote their New Year decorations in Mr Liu’s calligraphy workshop.
During lunch, our students had a tasting session of some authentic Chinese foods such as spring rolls, dumpling, wantons, tofu and fried noodles.
We all had an amazing, unforgettable day and we can't wait to plan the next celebration.