Year 7 celebrate Chinese New Year
Some of our Year 7 students have been learning Mandarin, and they decided with Mrs Jamen that they wanted to do something special for Chinese New Year!
Mrs Jamen and Mrs Kirkland planned a fun-packed day of activities to welcome in the Year of the Dog; including making Siu Mai (chinese dumplings), traditional chinese latterns and even performing a Lion Dance.
We invited our next door neighbours, Shakespeare Primary School to come and join in the fun. We also had two visitors from Leeds Confucius Centre, who brought along some Chinese calligraphy activities and a traditional instrument called a Guzheng.
The students had a series of activities to do in the afternoon, making chinese lanterns, practising their calligraphy and even making their own ceremonial Lion dance head out of cardboard, coloured paper and googly eyes.
At the end of the day our students performed in front of our visitors a series of traditional songs, and even managed to do a live translation of a play from Chinese to English! To finish the day, our visitors from the Leeds Confucius Centre performed some beautiful songs on the Guzheng.
It was a brilliant celebration and a great way to welcome in the Year of the Dog. Well done to our Year 7s and Mrs Jamen and Mrs Kirkland for organising the day.