Chinese New Year
The arrival of the Year of the Rabbit was marked by a celebration of colour and culture, as students took to the stage, visited a pop-up flower market and celebrated success through the identification of competition winners over the course of three busy days, prior to the early arrival of a week-long mid-term break.
An adapted dramatic presentation of children’s favourite The Gruffalo enthralled and delighted, before cacophonous drumming brought a quartet of Chinese Lions onto the stage for a rousing finale, while a two-day flower market drew prominently upon the best efforts of a dedicated group of parents.
‘Our willingness to contextualise language learning is just one of the reasons that Shrewsbury students love learning Chinese. Events like this bring our community together and provide an opportunity for the development of deeper understanding and appreciation for Chinese language and culture.’
Haze Kwok, Shrewsbury Head of Chinese
Culminating in the announcement of red packet design competition winners, a committed staff team certainly made the most of the nine days afforded to them.
‘Members of the Shrewsbury community are a very special breed. Boundlessly committed to enrichment and enhancement, I can’t praise those involved in the marking of Chinese New Year enough. We have waited a very long time to bring people together in this way - never again will we take such opportunities for granted.’
Ben Keeling, Shrewsbury Principal