Children at Exwick Heights Primary School, part of the Ted Wragg Trust family, have been learning about Chinese New Year this term ahead of the official celebrations kicking off for the lunar festival on the 10th of February.
Chinese New Year is an annual 15-day festival in China and Chinese communities around the world that begins with the new moon that occurs sometime between January 21 and February 20, with festivities lasting until the following full moon. The holiday is sometimes called the Lunar New Year because the dates of celebration follow the phases of the moon.
This year is the year of the dragon and children at Ex wick Heights took part in a range of dragon themed activities, they particularly enjoyed working collaboratively to make a dragon’s head and perform dragon dances.
Mrs Gemma Wills, Headteacher at Exwick Heights Primary School said: “It was great to see all the children so excited to learn about Chinese New Year. It’s so important for young people to understand cultural celebrations they might not usually take part in and it was brilliant to see how much they enjoyed working together to perform their dragon dance!”
Moira Marder, CEO of the Ted Wragg Trust said: “It was lovely to see the children at Exwick Heights learning about Chinese New Year, especially in such hands-on and creative ways. I hope everyone who is celebrating this weekend, has a fantastic time.”