Chinese New Year Day
Today, we had a whole day dedicated to the Chinese New Year celebrations. Everyone came to school in red or a bright colour for luck for the year and we did lots of learning about this very special festival. Each class took part in different themed activities as well as a dragon making competition which will be judged tomorrow. They look fabulous. After lunch, every child launched an orange into the trees. They were filled with all of their wishes for the coming year, written on to a tiny scroll, and then carefully inserted into the middle. The belief is that if your orange manages to stay in the tree then your wish might just come true. We had twelve lucky wishmakers this time. At the end of the day, we shared out fortune cookies and chopsticks. Here are some action shots of the orange launching (it was so much fun):
Thank you so much to Ibbotsons of Chesterfield who kindly donated all of the oranges, and to Mrs Boulton for all that orange threading, it’s an enormous task, and very sticky.