On Feb.13th 2014, more than 400 students and teachers of Park Street School got together to celebrate Chinese New Year. Prof. Yang Jianhua, the Chinese Director of CINB was also invited to join the event.
Since CINB has been offering Chinese culture and language teaching in the Park Street, every year, Park Street holds the activity to celebrate Chinese New Year. In this school, Chinese language and culture has gained popularity among the students and teachers. They attached great importance to the activity. At the start, all the students went into the gym with the different Chinese Lanterns made by themselves, which brought a strong Spring Festival atmosphere to the activity.
The event started with a dragon dance led by Mr. Treadwell, the principal of Park Street School. And then the music teacher Mr. Zaat and Park Street Quartet performed a Chinese folk music <Molihua>; grade 2 students sang a Chinese song <Two Tigers>; the Volunteer Chinese Teacher of CINB Cao Xi with her dance club students show a dance <I learn Dizigui>. Prof. Yang Jianhua, the Chinese Director of CINB also invited several guests who have performed in Chinese New Year’s Gala of Fredericton to come to Park Street School to give some performances including playing flute, Chinese songs and Chinese national dance. During the activity, Mr. Treadwell also chose 10 lucky students by drawing a lottery, and gave them Chinese Red Envelopes. At last, after a grade 5 student has recited a Chinese ancient poetry <Chun Xiao>, Park Street School teacher Mme Aubé and her class performed a Chinese song <Chun Tian Zai Na Li> to draw a satisfactory conclusion for the activity.
During the activity, the Chinese songs, Chinese ancient poetry and dance performed by Park Street students have showed their rich Chinese learning achievements, and the performances come form the Chinese guests also attracted every student. This wonderful Chinese cultural feast has left every student and teacher of Park Street a deep impression.
-- by CAO Xi
2013年2月13日，Park Street小学举办了庆祝中国新年的联欢活动，全校400余名师生共同参加了此次活动。新布伦瑞克省孔子学院中方院长杨建华先生也来到Park Street小学与学生们共同庆祝新年。
自从新布伦瑞克省孔子学院在Park Street小学开设汉语课以来，每一年Park Street小学都会举办联欢活动庆祝中国的新年。在这所学校，汉语已经深入人心，中国文化亦备受师生喜爱。为了表示对本次活动的重视，全校学生在老师的带领下亲生制作了灯笼。活动开始前，所有学生手提各自的灯笼进入会场，为整个活动渲染了浓厚的春节氛围。
活动以Park Street小学校长Mr. Treadwell 与8名学生共同带来的舞龙表演开场，让学生眼前一亮。而后Park Street小学音乐教师与四名学生带来了器乐演奏——中国著名民乐《茉莉花》；二年级的学生演唱了儿歌《两只老虎》；志愿者教师曹曦与其舞蹈club学生表演了舞蹈《我学弟子规》。新省孔院中方院长杨建华先生还特意为此邀请了曾参加2014年弗莱市春晚演出的几位嘉宾来到Park Street小学为学生展示了笛子独奏、中国民族舞蹈和歌曲等节目，为本次活动锦上添花。活动中Park Street小学校长还抽取了10名幸运学生，奖励了他们新年红包，为活动掀起了高潮。活动的最后，在一名五年级的学生背诵完古诗《春晓》之后，钢琴伴奏缓缓响起，Park Street小学教师Mme Aubé 与其学生带来了歌曲《春天在哪里》，这个紧扣“春节”主题的节目为本次活动画上了圆满的句号。
在本次活动中，Park Street小学带来的中文歌曲、舞蹈以及古诗都充分展示了其汉语学习的丰富成果，中国嘉宾带来的精彩节目也感染了每一位学生，相信这一次中国文化的盛宴已再一次给Park Street小学的师生留下了深刻的印象。