In celebration of the Year of the Pig, we are featuring a series of blogposts on our website to highlight the Chinese New Year celebrations of Confucius Classroom and Mandarin Excellence Programme (MEP) schools. For the fourth post in the series, we feature two schools’ celebrations, Bay House School and Simon Langton School Boys’ Grammar School.
Bay House School
Bay House School in Hampshire and its outreach school, Brune Park Community School, celebrated the Chinese New Year with a range of exciting activities throughout the entire school. The school invited professional Chinese Lion Dancers to perform. The Chinese lions presented the Bay House deputy head with the Chinese New Year scroll. Students were also invited to have their own lion dancing experience in the classroom.
Year 7 students tried their hand at making dumplings while the Year 9 students cooked stir fried noodles. They certainly enjoyed eating their creations!
Also as part of the celebrations, students created their own Chinese crafts for the New Year including making and presenting hongbao and paper-cutting.
Simon Langton Boys’ Grammar School
Simon Langton celebrated their Chinese New Year celebrations on the evening of 5th February with some Chinese food and Chinese culture presentations. They also played games that are popular in China such as jianzi. A few days later, the Year 10 students visited Chinatown in London and the British Museum’s world famous Chinese collection.
We would like to thank Bay House School and Simon Langton School for sharing their events with us.
Previous posts in the CNY series include