St Mary’s in Bexhill celebrates Chinese New Year

The Chinese dragon at St Mary's
The Chinese dragon at St Mary's

A dancing dragon, fortune cookies, paper lanterns, ribbon twirling, kung fu and even an on-site take-away all helped see in the Chinese New Year at St Mary’s School and College.

2017 is the Year of the Rooster and to mark the occasion, pupils at St Mary’s experienced three days of deeper learning about China and its culture.

Among the activities that the Pupils took part in were, learning basic kung fu moves and learned how to chop a special wooden block. They also practised some relaxation techniques in Tai Chi.

Many of the pupils also dressed up in traditional Chinese dress.

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