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Posted on: 27 January 2020

Happy Chinese New Year!

On Friday our Year 7 students had a fantastic day celebrating 2020 – the Year of the Rat! In the morning, they took part in a range of workshops and tried their hands at traditional Chinese arts and crafts such as Calligraphy and Paper Cutting.  Some also had the privilege of taking part in a Tea Ceremony and learnt about the ancient martial art of Kung Fu.

In the afternoon, they watched 3 native dance and opera performances from different regions of China. Miss Stupple, our Chinese Mandarin Co-ordinator, said, "It was wonderful to see students so keen to participate in celebrations which gave them a fascinating insight into Chinese culture. Thank you to the University of Southampton's Confucius Institute and The Portsmouth Chinese Association for their fantastic contribution to the day."