We really enjoyed celebrating Lunar New Year here at NAS Jakarta.The students in primary enjoyed learning about the various ways the Lunar New Year is celebrated across South East Asia. As part of our celebration we prepared for a race of the animals of the Zodiac. Unfortunately, due to the rainy weather we had to postpone the race until the following week. However, we didn’t let this dampen our spirits!
On Monday afternoon, the race could finally take place. The House Teams were each given three animals and everyone was very excited to be in a team. Children from across the different year groups were all eager to work together to make their animal win the race. The children ran as fast as they could from one side of the field to the other, with Foundation 2 children watching and sheering the race on. It was a close race with less than 4 laps difference between the first and the last animal. Mr Alf announced the top three finishing teams, ‘3rd - Monkey Team…2nd - Ox Team’. The children all gave a big knee drum roll as we found out that the Rat Team came 1st! We were amazed as not only does the rat win in the story of the Animals of the Zodiac Race, but it is also now the Year of the Rat!