Xin Nian Kuai Le 新年快乐

Happy Chinese New Year

This week S1 pupils had the chance to find out how New Year is celebrated in China.  Our Mandarin teacher, Mrs Tina Qin, gave the pupils a colourful presentation on Chinese New Year celebrations, which begin on Friday 31st January for the year of the horse. The pupils worked in groups to make traditional paper lanterns that are used to decorate Chinese homes and then had the opportunity to try “the chop stick challenge”, where they had to try and pick up a fortune cookie. Great fun all round!  This is part of our programme of global languages experiences for pupils in S1-S3.  Later in the session S1 pupils will have a further opportunity to learn Mandarin with Mrs Qin. <further information>