Chinese New Year at the Early Years

Chinese New Year at the Early Years

Kung Hey Fat Choy!

In the Early Years, we were treated to a wonderful assembly to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Year of the Pig.

Most children had already been busy drawing or making models of pigs at home for the spring challenge.  We had an incredible display of photos, pictures and models.

In our assembly the children heard the centuries old story of Nian the dragon and how he was chased away by the inhabitants of a little village in China.  They learnt about the many traditions of Chinese families, from thoroughly cleaning their homes, buying new clothes to having a haircut to start the New Year clean and fresh and ready to welcome in good fortune.

We were entertained by lion and dragon dancers and at the end of the day all the children received a paper envelope containing some treats and a Chinese lantern.

Thank you to all the parents pictured.