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09 February, 2017

Happy Lunar Chinese New Year!

Happy Lunar Chinese New Year!

2017 is the Year of the Rooster, and students celebrated by exploring Chinese culture through a ton of activities. From Mathematics and History to P.E. and World Languages, every department took part commemorating the most important traditional holiday in China.

Happy Lunar Chinese New Year! We celebrated the Year of the Rooster in all our lessons, from exploring the Chinese Zodiac to painting cherry blossom trees and learning the Chinese method for multiplication.

2017 is the Year of the Rooster, and students celebrated by exploring Chinese culture through a ton of activities. From Mathematics and History to P.E. and World Languages, every department took part commemorating the most important traditional holiday in China.

In Nursery and Reception, the children devoured traditional Chinese foods like noodles, pot stickers and egg rolls. Yum! Meanwhile, Year 1 created Chinese dragon puppets and showcased their designs in a parade. Dragons are an essential symbol of Chinese culture, representing power and strength. Students in Year 5 and 7 also got crafty, painting the beautiful cherry blossom trees that grow in regions of China near the sea. Year 2 discovered the Chinese Zodiac and identified the animal that represents their birth year, while Year 8 students learned how to use the Chinese multiplication method. Check out photos of all these activities above!

Here are some other activities that went on:

  • Design & Technology: Chinese wood art
  • Music: Listening and playing Chinese music
  • Information & Communication Technology: The history of Chinese technology
  • Physical Education: Chinese sports like hacky sack
  • World Languages: Mandarin lessons by students
  • Geography: Exploration of the geography of China
  • History: Diving into the roots of Chinese New Year
  • English: Chinese myths and legends
  • Science: Fireworks and color

What fantastic opportunities for students to learn about Chinese tradition and culture. Many thanks to the Multicultural Committee for its help organizing the celebration.