Happy Chinese New Year!

February 16, 2018 by Ellie Linton

This week in school we have been celebrating Chinese New Year! Mr Hough very kindly brought in his collection of Chinese puppets from home to help tell the story of the 12 animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. The children had lots of fun learning the story and making the puppets dance to the music! The celebrations concluded with a special Chinese New Year school dinner menu on Friday.

We asked some of our children how they celebrate Chinese New Year with their family:

“As children my parents were not allowed to eat candy, so they used to look forward to Chinese New Years because it meant that they got to eat lots of sweets! I celebrate Chinese New Year at home with my family and we have a really big meal. We eat a lot of rice and noodles. I think it’s important that we celebrate it because there are lots of Chinese New Year celebrations that happen all around Manchester, which is really good.” Samuel, 5CD

“At Chinese New Year we receive red envelopes with money in them. We eat a special cake called ‘nian gao’. I stay at home and celebrate with my family and we put special lights up. It is a special time of year for me and it makes me feel happy to be Chinese.” Yongyan 6WG