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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

In assembly today, the hall was set up and decorated with a variety of Chinese artifacts including chopsticks, fans and wall hangings. As the pupils arrived they listened to Chinese music, trying to hear all the different instruments.

In assembly today, the hall was set up and decorated with a variety of Chinese artifacts including chopsticks, fans and wall hangings. As the pupils arrived they listened to Chinese music, trying to hear all the different instruments.

This year is the year of the pig and some classes made origami pigs, which they held up for everyone to see.  Other classes made and decorated Chinese lanterns and joined in with a Lantern parade around the hall.

Three pupils dressed up in some Chinese clothes and stood up at the front whilst everyone practiced saying happy New Year in Chinese - ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi’.  A song with ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi’ was sung by all, including signs and actions.

The highlight of the assembly was the Taiko drumming.  Everyone begun by watching a Taiko drumming performance at a Chinese celebration on the whiteboard.  Then four pupils came up to join Elizabeth in their own performance.  They kept in time, followed all the actions and seemed to take great pride in showing others how to do it. 

The assembly was finished off with a Dragon dance.  Different pupils had a turn at being at the front of the dragon, holding the head, whilst others went under the red material being the body.  They all danced around the hall and everyone had a fantastic time, enjoying the music and clapping along to the dragon dancing!   ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi’ everyone!

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